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ALA Midwinter 2013 Meeting

Sunday, January 27, 2013
8:30 am to 10:00 am, US/Pacific

ALCTS Metadata Interest Group

ALA Midwinter 2013

Sunday, January 27th from 8:30 to 10:00 am

Washington State Convention Center, TCC 204

Add this event to your Midwinter schedule: http://alamw13.ala.org/node/9033


Please join us for the ALCTS Metadata Interest Group Program at the 2013 ALA Midwinter Meeting in Seattle, Washington.

We will be featuring two presentations focused on preservation metadata:


Sandy Card --  Binghamton University Libraries

Creating a metadata portal and workflows for a digital preservation repository


Binghamton University Libraries became one of the first academic libraries to implement Ex Libris’ Rosetta digital preservation system. This presentation will provide an overview of the process used to create the dictionary of metadata fields and metadata templates and the role Binghamton's metadata catalogers have as project managers for preservation projects. Examples from the metadata portal and metadata templates will be shared; and the role non‐librarians have in creating metadata for the preservation of the University's research materials will be explained.


Aaron Collie and Lucas Mak -- Michigan State University Libraries

Incompatible or Interoperable? A METS bridge for a small gap between two digital preservation software packages


Michigan State University Libraries is utilizing Archivematica, an open‐source digital preservation system, to extract preservation metadata and to prepare digital objects for long term preservation. The management of this metadata and objects will be handled by the Fedora Commons middleware application. There exists a small gap between these two software packages that when bridged can create a robust pipeline for generating, extracting and handing metadata. This presentation will discuss utilizing the METS standards as the bridge between these two

software packages by noting the differences between the software packages' two implementations of the METS standard, the transformation design and assumptions, and will propose a possible implementation and code contribution.


A business meeting open to all will follow the presentations.