Friday, May 15, 2009

ALA Copy Cataloging Interest Group

All kinds of conference info is coming out from ALA right now. Again, to make a point: the full ALA conference doesn't come any closer to Minnesota than Chicago - if you can at all afford it, please go! You will not regret it!


The ALCTS CCS Copy Cataloging Interest Group will meet during the ALA Meeting in Chicago on Saturday, July 11, from 10:30 AM to 12 noon. We're interested in all things copy cataloging, but for our next meeting we're particularly interested in the following topics:

* Copy cataloging for Special Collections.
* How to train copy catalogers in FRBR and RDA, FRBR being here already and RDA on its way.
* Copy cataloging for special formats, such as electronic resources.
* Copy cataloging and vendor records.

Are you doing something in any of these areas that you'd like to share with an eager audience? Would you like to help us explore any of these topics? If so, the Copy Cataloging Interest Group is the place for you! We're looking for people to speak to the group about any of these topics. If you would like to speak to the group, please contact Gene Dickerson, Chair, or Tatiana Barr, Vice-Chair/Chair Elect with your interest. We're looking for people to speak for about 15-20 minutes on any of the topics listed above. If you'd like to propose another topic you're interested in, let us know that, too. Tell us who you are and what topic you'd like to speak about. Don't be shy! Give us a try! If you want to nominate someone else to speak, let us know who he or she is, along with contact information, and we'll take it from there.

Gene Dickerson
Lead Librarian for Cataloging
Ralph J. Bunche Library
U.S. Dept. of State
Washington, DC

Tatiana Barr
Catalog Librarian
Sterling Memorial Library
Yale University
New Haven, CT