2010: The Year of Cataloging Research

In response to On the Record (the final report created by the LC commissioned Task Force for the Future of Bibliographic Control), the American Library Association and the Association for Library Collections and Technical Services (ALCTS) are highlighting the need for research in bibliographic control by declaring 2010 the Year of Cataloging Research.

The Year of Cataloging Research website is now available at:  http://faculty.washington.edu/acarlyle/yocr/index.html.  It features announcements, event information, links to relevant videos, and other information highlighting cataloging research.

How can you participate?
*       Generate and share inspiring research ideas
*       Do your own research
*       Present and publish your research
*       Encourage and support others doing research (fill out those pesky email surveys!)
*       Read research papers and articles on bibliographic control
*       Organize a research program or other event on bibliographic control at conferences
*       Spread the word – make sure anyone who might be interested knows about it
*       Attend programs on cataloging research at ALA and other conferences.

Please send information focusing on cataloging research (events, research awards, etc.) to Allyson Carlyle at acarlyle@uw.edu.

While the spirit of the Year of Cataloging Research embraces all research relating to bibliographic control (including metadata, classification theory, social tagging, etc.), we may restrict the information posted on the Year of Cataloging Research website to that specifically related to library metadata, cataloging, classification, and catalogs.

Thank you for your support!

Allyson Carlyle, for the ALCTS Implementation Task Group on the Library of Congress Working Group on the Future of Bibliographic Control.

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