In this next issue of C&I we’ll be looking at “local practice”.
What does your institution do differently from the norm, metadata-wise? Do you add, or request, more standard MARC fields than would be found on a common record, for example, or do you add your own local fields? Do you (heaven forfend) just discard the standards and do your own thing? Why do you have these local practices? Is it to aid in local workflows, because of specific user groups, or just because it’s how things have always been done? Do any of your local practices make it difficult to share your data – or do you think that everyone could benefit from the way you do things?
Catalogue & Index (ISSN: 0008-7629) is the periodical of CILIP Metadata & Discovery Group. It has been published since 1966 to discuss the organisation of knowledge to enable resource discovery and collection management, including articles on cataloguing, indexing, metadata, national and international standards and formats.
The deadline for this issue is 31st June. Please contact the editors (Philip Keates: P.Keates@kingston.ac.uk and Martin Kelleher: firstname.lastname@example.org) 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:
Philip Keates and Martin Kelleher, co-editors