Catalogue and Index – Call for Papers

The next issue of C&I will focus on the following theme: 187 (June): Institutional repositories

Feedback from the CIG conference indicated that people were interested in learning more about metadata work within institutional repositories (IR).  Does your job include working on an IR? How does this complement your traditional cataloguing work?  Do you work entirely on an IR, and if so, do you consider yourself a cataloguer, metadata specialist, or something else?  What was your and your team’s job route into working on an IR? Did you help set up an IR, or are about to do so?  What tips, hints, and pitfalls can you offer about setting up an IR?  Do you have a non-cataloguing/non-metadata role related to an IR, and would like to share your thoughts about their value, especially related to how you use your IR?

We welcome papers on any aspects of institutional repositories. Please contact us with proposals; we would expect completed papers to be submitted by the end of May.

Please contact the editors (Karen Pierce: PierceKF@Cardiff.ac.uk and Deborah Lee: deborah.lee@courtauld.ac.uk) if you have any queries, or if you want to offer a paper that does not fit into the theme mentioned.  We are always happy to consider papers on topics unrelated to an issue’s theme, especially if it is the result of some research you have conducted, or a project you have been involved in.  Papers can be up to 2,000 words, and we are happy to include a selection of images.

Please check our guidance for contributors: http://www.cilip.org.uk/cataloguing-indexing-group/catalogue-index/guidance-contributors

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