ALA meeting: Cataloging and Classification Research Discussion Group Nancy Chaffin 16 Jun 2006 22:54 UTC
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Please join the ALCTS/CCS/Cataloging and Classification Research
Discussion Group on Saturday, June 24, 10:30-12:00 at the Morial
Convention Center, Rm 253 during the ALA Annual Conference in New Orleans.
During the meeting, Elaine Yontz, Professor, MLIS Program, Valdosta
State University, will be discussing her most recent research project:
Changes and Authority Control
Description of Project: This project will examine the intellectual
underpinings and practical implications of changes in headings that are
under authority control. Changes will be examined for patterns or
inconsistencies of theory and practice. Procedures used to accommodate
changed headings will be documented and compared.
Dr. Yontz will use this project as an example of how research projects
come about. Although her project is still very much in the premliminary
phase, she will describe the project up to this point, including the
initial spark based on the Cataloging and Classification Research
Discussion Group meeting at ALA Annual in 2005, subsequent discussion
with her research partner at ALA Midwinter in 2006, some thinking she's
done since, and some "asking around" that she's done about procedures.
She then will invite suggestions and further discussion from the other
Attendees are encouraged to discuss not only Dr. Yontz's project, but
also the research process in general, and any research projects they are
interested in pursuing.
Dr. Yontz will also bring a selected bibliography of resources for
people who want to do research.
Following the discussion, there will be a brief business meeting,
including nominations from the floor for incoming vice-chair of the
Discussion Group. If you are interested in research in the areas of
cataloging and classification, we encourage you to consider running for
vice-chair of the Discussion Group.
Hope to see you in New Orleans,
Nancy & Priscilla
Nancy J. Chaffin
Chair, ALA/ALCTS/CCS/Cataloging and Classification Research Discussion Group
Vice-Chair, ALA/ALCTS/CCS/Cataloging and Classification Research
Nancy J. Chaffin
Colorado State University Libraries
Fort Collins, CO 80523-1019