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ALCTS Metadata Interest Group ALA Midwinter 2016 Program Announcement

Join the ALCTS Metadata Interest Group in Boston for the Midwinter Meeting for the following program at in the Boston Convention Center, room 107AB. We will have a business meeting at 8:30, followed by these exciting programs at 9:00:

Principles for Evaluating Metadata Standards   

Presenters: Jennifer Liss and Kevin Clair

Program Description:

Jennifer Liss and Kevin Clair of the ALCTS/LITA Metadata Standards Committee (MSC) will be presenting the draft document, Principles for Evaluating Metadata Standards.The document is intended for use by libraries, archives, and museum (LAM) communities for the development, maintenance, governance, selection, use, and assessment of metadata standards. The MSC welcomes feedback on the draft Principles document at the Metadata Interest Group meeting, the Metadata Standards Committee meeting, or at http://metaware.buzz.

Rightsstatements.org: An International Framework for Standardized Rights Statements for Cultural Heritage

Presenters: Emily Gore

Program Description:

An international committee with representatives from the Digital Public Library of America, Europeana and Creative Commons have developed a set of standardized rights statements for digital cultural heritage materials to be available as URIs along with additional technical requirements for implementation.  The work of the committee, the recommended statements and the upcoming launch of rightsstatements.org will be discussed.  It is anticipated that a first-look preview of the rightsstatements.org site will be demonstrated for the audience.  Rightsstatements.org is expected to launch in early 2016