Today's Topics:

   1. ALCTS Cataloging & Classification Research Interest Group at ALA
Midwinter 2017 Call for Proposals (Elaine Franco)
   2. Provide your input for future NISO publications priorities (Elaine


Message: 1
Date: Mon, 17 Oct 2016 18:48:22 +0000

The ALCTS Cataloging & Classification Research Interest Group seeks speakers
to present at ALA Midwinter in Atlanta on Sunday, January 22, 2017 from
10:30 to 11:30 am.

Full presentations should be about 15-20 minutes long. Audience questions
and discussion will be encouraged after the presentations. Possible topics
include, but are not limited to:

   - Research on user contributed metadata
   - Research, surveys or studies on discovery layer catalogs
   - Research on cataloging using multiple schema, formats, and standards
   - Research on best practices in non-book cataloging for a new generation
   - Research on evidence-based decision making for cataloging and
   - Research on innovative ways of recruiting/training non-traditional
   catalogers in a time of budget cuts and reduced full time cataloging
   - Research on alternatives to the MARC format
   - Research on cataloging of non-traditional materials in RDA environment

Please email proposal abstracts to Chair by Friday, November 4th, 2016.
Please include the following:

   - Presentation title
   - A brief (1 page or less) summary of the focus of the proposed
   - Stage of project completion by January 2017
   - Amount of time needed to make the presentation
   - Names and positions of presenter(s)
   - Email address(es) of presenter(s)

We look forward to hearing from you!

CCRIG Chair, 2016-2017
Laura Evans

CCRIG Co-Vice Chair 2016-2017
Rebecca Nous

CCRIG Co-Vice Chair 2016-2017
Lisa Errico


Laura Evans
Metadata Librarian and Assistant Head of Cataloging Binghamton University
Libraries P.O. Box 6012 Binghamton, NY 13902-6012
(607) 777-4943


Message: 2

NISO is undertaking a substantive review of our publications portfolio to
determine our best focus and attention in the future. To help us fully
understand the broader impacts of the various standards, recommended
practices, technical reports, white papers and other documents that NISO has
published, we want include as much community input to this process as

All community members are invited to participate in our publications
portfolio survey at  The
survey will be open through November 20.

NISO publishes several types of documents:
?  Standards: The most formal, "fixed" documents that NISO publishes,
providing rules, guidelines or characteristics for activities or their
results. ANSI/NISO standards are approved by the American National Standards
Institute and represent the highest form of stakeholder consensus.
?  Recommended Practices: "best practices" or "guidelines" for methods,
materials, or practices in order to give guidance to the user. These
documents usually represent a leading edge, exceptional model, or a proven
industry practice.
?  Technical Reports: provide useful information about a particular topic,
but do not make specific recommendations about practices to follow. They are
thus "descriptive" rather than "prescriptive" in nature.
?  White Papers, Primers, etc.: contributed or solicited papers whose
purpose is a call for action, a position paper, or an educational treatise
on a specific issue.
Your input to this survey, which will solicit your knowledge and attitudes
about our varied publications, sorted by type, would be gratefully received.
More than one representative from an organization may fill it out, as we
recognize that there may be various perspectives represented, and we
appreciate these! We anticipate that it will take 20-25 minutes to fill out
the survey. You may pause the survey and come back to it at a later time, if
you are using the same computer and browser.

Thank you for your help. Please feel free to email any questions to<>

Nettie Lagace
Associate Director for Programs
National Information Standards Organization (NISO)
3600 Clipper Mill Road, Suite 302
Baltimore, MD 21211
Mobile: 617-863-0501<tel:617-863-0501>
Fax: 410-685-5278<tel:410-685-5278>


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