The September 2016 issue of Catalogue and Index is now available. The theme of this issue is research and it showcases some of the work on cataloguing and metadata that is currently being conducted in an academic context. We have a contribution from Anne Welsh, a lecturer at UCL, who has published widely in this field, and who is currently undertaking a PhD in cultural studies. We also have pieces from graduate students who presented at the LISDIS conference in 2015 in Huddersfield, looking at female book collectors of the 19th century, two 19th century book collectors who presented their collections to Cambridge University, and the Ladybird books from 1940-1980. There is also a review of the recent CIG conference. Papers from the conference will feature in the next issue of Catalogue and Index.