Catalogue & Index Call for Papers – June (issue 199) 2020

Catalogue & Index Call for Papers – June (issue 199) 2020


In this issue we will be looking at the transformation of data. This could mean the crosswalking of data from MARC to Dublin Core metadata elements, historic mapping between UKMARC and MARC21, upgrading your records to RDA from AACR2, or any number of other things!


We’re also interested in how data is transformed as it is transferred between systems. Does the same data appear in multiple places (LMS, repositories, vendor systems, reading list software, websites…), and if so, how does it change? Does your data risk getting lost in translation between catalogue and discovery layer, for example, and what tips and tricks do you use to remedy this?

Do you fear for the integrity of your data when it leaves the nest, or do you see the transfer of data between formats and systems as unlocking previously unrecognised potential?


We’d love to hear your thoughts and stories!


The deadline for this issue is 31st May.  Please contact the editors (Philip Keates: and Karen Pierce: with proposed papers, 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.  We encourage people from all sectors to contribute, and actively welcome international contributions as well. Papers can be up to 2,000 words, and we are happy to include a selection of images.  Please check our guidance for contributors:


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