Call for papers - Classification

CIG recently ran a successful event called “Thinking about classification” and we would like to take another look at classification in September’s issue of Catalogue and Index.

  • Do you have something to say about classification?
  • Have you inherited an in-house classification scheme that you love/hate?
  • Have you had to reclassify a library or collection, or are thinking of embarking on a reclassification project in the future?
  • What do you wish you had learnt about classification when you studied LIS or what professional training in classification would you like to be available?
  • Have you been to an interesting classification event recently or encountered a good classification book?
  • Have you designed your own classification scheme?
  • Do you use multiple classification schemes in your library and want to share your experiences of these?
  • Have you got some interesting experiences of making your classification more localised or more standardised?
  • How do you think your library users utilise your classification?
  • Do you have any thoughts about unethical classification and problematic terminology or structures? 

We welcome papers on these or any other aspect of classification for this issue. Papers can be up to 2,000 words and should be submitted by the end of August 2017.

Please contact the editors with your proposal.

For more information please see our guidance for contributors:

https://www.cilip.org.uk/cataloguing-indexing-group/catalogue-index/guidance-contributors

Karen Pierce
PierceKF@Cardiff.ac.uk

Deborah Lee
Deborah.Lee@courtauld.ac.uk