1. Call For Proposals: Linked Library Data Interest Group Session at 2017
ALA Midwinter Meetings (Elaine Franco)
2. ALCTS CaMMS Catalog Management Interest Group is seeking proposals for
presentations at its 2017 ALA Mid-Winter meeting in Atlanta, Georgia (Elaine
The ALCTS/LITA Library Linked Data Interest Group (LLD-IG) seeks proposals
for its meeting on Saturday, January 21st at 8:30-10:00 AM during the 2017
ALA Midwinter Conference in Atlanta, Georgia. LLD-IG facilitates active
conversation among librarians and information professionals to discuss
projects, ideas, and practical use cases related to library linked data. We
welcome proposals that offer practical applications of library linked data
and encourage audience participation and discussion.
Possible topics include (but are not limited to):
* Linked data projects in libraries, museums, archives, and other
* Developing tools to support cataloging, organizing, browsing, and
discovering resources using linked data.
* Developing ontologies or linked data applications.
* Collaborative linked data projects among diverse communities.
Please email proposals to Jee Davis
(j.da...@austin.utexas.edu<mailto:j.da...@austin.utexas.edu>) and Anne
Washington (awashing...@uh.edu<mailto:awashing...@uh.edu>) by November 14th,
2016. Your proposal should include:
* Proposal title
* Proposal description (up to 150 words)
* Name and position of presenter
We will notify you by Wednesday, November 23rd, if your proposal has been
accepted. We look forward to hearing from you!
Jee Davis (Co-chair) and Anne Washington (Co-chair)
DEADLINE November 18, 2016
The ALCTS CaMMS Catalog Management Interest Group is seeking proposals for
presentations at its 2017 ALA Mid-Winter meeting in Atlanta, Georgia. The
program is scheduled for Saturday, January 21 from 1:00-2:30 p.m.
The Theme is: Librarians as a Developer Community: Projects that Can and
Should be Replicated
With the development and implementation of RDA, BIBFRAME, linked data, etc.,
libraries are increasingly being asked to adapt and innovate. At the same
time there is rarely adequate funding or staffing available to devote to
We are seeking presentations on projects that succeeded in implementing a
new or enhanced service, or developed a forward-thinking approach to
improving or customizing discovery and access within your discovery platform
or catalog. These projects should have been accomplished without requesting
additional funds (or perhaps allocating minimal funds) and that can be
replicated by a peer institution that does not have the resources to develop
it, but could apply it. We encourage projects that used talent culled from
your wider community, but ask that your presentations are kept ILS platform
While the project can include developing an "add on" by writing code or
using APIs, we are open to any innovative project that enhances cataloging
services. No project should be considered too small or too large for
Each presenter will be given approximately 20 minutes. Additional time will
be allowed for questions and discussion.
The charge of the Catalog Management IG is: To discuss the various issues
involved with cataloging, classification, authority control, and metadata
application after the initial cataloging has been performed, including its
impact on discovery. The group will provide a forum for exchanging
information and discussing techniques, new developments, and problems in
managing the data integrity of library catalogs and related discovery tools.
Please email proposal titles, abstracts, name(s) and affiliation(s) of
presenter(s) to co-chairs by Friday, November 18, 2016. If you have
questions, please contact us. We look forward to hearing from you.
Co-chairs of CMIG
Kimberley A. Edwards, George Mason University
Andrew Sulavik, Howard University
Andrew T. Sulavik, ThD, MLIS
Head of Metadata & Resource Description Services
Howard University Libraries
500 Howard Place, NW
Washington, DC 20059
Phone: (202) 806-4224
FAX: (202) 806-7271
Maius est illuminare quam lucere solum.
End of Tsig Digest, Vol 54, Issue 15
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