CIG Conference 2012

Sep. 10, - Sep. 11, 2012
Location: University of Sheffield ,

CIG Conference 2012 - call for speakers

Have you been thinking about submitting a proposal for the CIG Conference 2012? Well don't worry there's still time. The deadline is now Friday 11th May so we'd love to hear from you.
The Value of Cataloguing, 10th-12th September 2012, University of Sheffield
Call for Papers
Proposals for papers are invited for the Cataloguing and Indexing Group (CIG) Biennial Conference 2012 to be held at the University of Sheffield on 10th-12th September 2012.
Conference themes
Libraries from all sectors are increasingly under pressure to achieve more with reduced resources.  This is especially the case for cataloguing.  Changed and changing workflows are making cataloguers re-think how they can continue to provide quality.
How can cataloguers demonstrate the essential, important, but endangered nature of their work?  Do they have the skills and knowledge required in the 21st century cataloguing environment?  How can they meet the challenge of new ways of working and adopting new standards?
The 2012 CIG conference aims to ask, and answer, the difficult questions facing cataloguing.
Conference Papers
CIG welcomes proposals that cover, but are not confined to, the following topics:  Balancing quality with quantity; Doing more with less; Demonstrating value; Re-defining workflows and new ways of working; Managing vendor-supplied records; The challenges of e-resources cataloguing; Adopting new standards; Funding and managing projects with limited budgets.
Lightning Round
CIG also welcomes speakers to present short (5 or 10 minute) presentations in a ‘lightning round’.  These allow participants to raise issues, topics, highlight work, etc on a range of issues.  If you do not have a full conference paper to present, then consider giving a brief talk instead. 
Proposals for papers and lightning round talks should be submitted to Stuart Hunt, CIG Chair, by Friday 11 May 2012. For a form email: