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Intellectual Access to Preservation Metadata Interest Group

Saturday, January 21, 2012
4:00 pm to 5:30 pm, US/Central

Data, datasets, and data management are becoming an increasingly important parts of the library collection management portfolio. In this context, librarians seek new tools and approaches that support researchers in the full research life cycle. Researchers have a number of requirements: the data must be easy to find, it must give credit to the researchers, it must be citable, and, above all, any maintenance must be easy.

Good data management is the answer, and built with hardware and infrastructure but also metadata: metadata for citation, access and preservation. Making this *easy* is the business of new tools like EZID, a persistent identifier service from California Digital Library.

Joan Starr, is the EZID Service Manager and Manager of Strategic and Project Planning at CDL, and the Chair of DataCite's Metadata Working Group. She will provide an overview of some of the key issues in dataset metadata, and give special focus on ways that EZID can help you extend your collection-building activities to datasets, allowing you to preserve your institution’s research investments.

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