Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Call for Papers: Assessment of Cataloguing and Metadata Services

A special issue of Cataloging and Classification Quarterly will be devoted to an exploration of how cataloging units or organizations have conducted assessment of their workflows, services, quality of work, or the impact of their work on their respective institutions or society.
The guest editor invites submissions from professionals in cataloging and metadata, as well as other related disciplines. Submissions by authors outside North America and from a variety of library types (academic, public, special) are encouraged.

*         Abstract (up to 300 words) due to rmugridge@albany.edu by September 1, 2016
*         Notification of appropriateness:  September 15, 2016
*         Manuscript submission: March 15, 2017
*         Notification of acceptance/rejection: April 30, 2017
*         Final papers due: May 30, 2017
Case studies, historical surveys, and research studies are all of interest. Topics of interest include but are not restricted to:

Assessment of:

o   Cataloging and metadata workflows

o   Quality of cataloging and metadata

o   Services offered by cataloging and metadata units

o   Cataloging and metadata standards

o   Productivity

*         Impact of cataloging and metadata work or services on the larger organization or society

*         Assessment of cataloging and metadata by vendors or utilities

*         International assessment efforts

*         Advantages and disadvantages of various assessment methods

*         Communicating the results of assessment

*         Metrics for assessment

*         Use of statistics for cataloging and metadata assessment

*         Methods of assessment, e.g., surveys, focus groups, interviews, statistics, benchmarking, and more.

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