Nominations for the Diversity Award are still open until 31st August!
The Diversity Award is occasionally made by CILIPs Community, Diversity and Equality Group (CDEG) and aims to recognise outstanding achievement in the promotion of diversity. It is given to an individual or team who has shown commitment to the advancement of diversity within a library or information setting.
Previous winners have included Shiraz Durrani, Ayub Khan, John Vincent and Margaret Watson.
Winning a bursary from the Cataloguing & Indexing Group was such a thrill! I would have not been otherwise able to attend my first CILIP Conference. Seen from the perspective of a newly-qualified information professional (that I am), CILIP Brighton 2018 was a triumph of positivity, inspiration and passion for the profession. For those who were not able to attend, I would recommend to flick through the Conference pictures, visit the Conference website, check out the related tweets on Twitter (@CILIPConf18, #CILIPConf18) and listen to the special episode of the podcast “Librarians with Lives” by Jo Wood. I hope that reading this report will also give a taste of what attending the conference felt like.
Please also contact the editors if you have any queries or if you want to offer a paper that does not fit into any of the themes 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 are pleased to announce that booking is open for the CILIP Cataloguing & Indexing Group’s biennial conference, Metadata: Create, Share and Enrich, which will be held from 5-7 September 2018 at the John McIntyre Conference Centre in Edinburgh, Scotland.
This year’s conference aims to showcase the continued need for quality metadata in a data-dominated world as well as those who create, share, enrich and use it. As always we look forward to welcoming members and non-members and we hope you will enjoy what promises to be a full and varied programme.
Follow us on Twitter @CILIPCIG and with the conference hashtag, #CIG18, for all updates.
Cataloguing and classification are no longer being taught widely, but we recognise the need from library and information professionals for training in these areas.
Do you think that the terms ‘cataloguing’ and ‘indexing’ are out of touch with today’s world?
Has there been a paradigm shift and should we respond to it by changing our name and/or our events to reflect this?
Is the Cataloguing and Indexing Group Committee organising the types of events you need where you need them?
To find answers to these questions, we invite all our existing and potential members to participate in a short survey. Your views will help us understand our members better and will guide us in deciding whether to change our name.
Your responses will also contribute to shaping the events we offer in the future. We will share the findings of the survey and present our proposals at our 2018 AGM.
The theme of our December issue is cataloguing non-text based and unusual material and as a result is a bumper issue of very useful insights and practices.
Excerpt from the editorial:
Welcome to Catalogue and Index 189 where our theme this issue is about cataloguing non-text based, and unusual material. We wanted to hear from people who catalogue this kind of material as part of their daily job, and who might be able to offer advice to those who only encounter it occasionally. As a result we have a wonderful selection of articles looking at a wide range of material from audio files to board games, pig lungs to meteorites, and pop music to volcanoes! With a gamut of useful information you may need to keep a copy of this issue close at hand to help with those unexpected items arriving at your desk.
Proposals are invited for the CILIP Cataloguing and Indexing Group (CIG) biennial conference “Metadata: Create, Share and Enrich” to be held from 5-7 September 2018 at the John McIntyre Conference Centre in Edinburgh, Scotland.
This year’s conference aims to showcase the continued need for quality metadata in a data dominated world and those who create, share, enrich and use it. We encourage submissions from information professionals, data suppliers, data researchers, standards and system developers on this theme and active audience participation.
If you want to find out more about the call for proposals please visit our page discussing in length conference topics, formats, submissions and submissions deadline.