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Agenda for Midwinter 2017 meeting (Atlanta)


ALCTS Metadata Interest Group Meeting

ALA Midwinter 2017 (Atlanta)

Sunday, January 22, 2016, 8:30 am - 10:00 am

Georgia World Congress Center, B204


Our Scheduler: http://bit.ly/2hRQdd4

Our Connect Page: http://connect.ala.org/node/65847


Lightning Talks -- 8:30 - 9:30 am

Business Meeting -- 9:30 - 10:00 am


Lightning Talks

More information on the presentations, including abstracts available at the Metadata Interest Group Blog:



Automating XML remediation with Python’s lxml package and schematron

Presenter: Jeremy Bartczak – Metadata Librarian

Affiliation: University of Virginia


Overcoming the Challenges of Implementing Standardized Metadata Practices in a Digital Repository

Presenter: Sai Deng – Metadata Librarian

Affiliation: University of Central Florida


Using MarcEdit to retool existing MARC records of paper maps for use in an online geoportal

Presenter: Tim Kiser – Special Materials Catalog Librarian

Presenter: Nicole Smeltekop – Special Materials Catalog Librarian

Affiliation: Michigan State University

Metadata Migration to Leverage Linked Data in an Institutional Repository

Presenter: Brian Luna Lucero – Digital Repository Coordinator

Affiliation: Columbia University


Metadata Librarian’s Little Helper: OpenRefine Reconciliation Services

Presenter: Greer Martin – Discovery & Metadata Librarian

Affiliation: Illinois Institute of Technology


Git a Grip: Using GitHub to Manage your Metadata Application Profile

Presenter: Anne Washington – Metadata Librarian

Affiliation: University of Houston

Business Meeting Agenda

  1. Welcome and introductions

  2. Approval of minutes from ALA Annual 2016 - http://connect.ala.org/files/ALCTS_MIG-2016AC_minutes_0.docx

  3. Liaison Reports

    1. MLA (Music Library Association) - Jim Soe Nyun

    2. CC:DA - Jessica Hayden

    3. Others?

  4. Officer Reports

    1. Programming activities for 2017 - Anna Neatrour and Darnelle Melvin

    2. Secretary - Janet Ahrberg

    3. Blog Coordinator - Deborah E. Kulczak

    4. Chair & Vice-Chair - Mike Bolam and Liz Woolcott

    5. Upcoming Officer Recruitment

      1. Mike will create a ballot for the election of the following roles at ALA Annual 2017. Contact him at mrbst20@pitt.edu if interested!

        1. Vice-Chair/Chair-Elect for July 2017 - June 2019

        2. Program Co-Chair for July 2017 - June 2019

        3. Secretary for July 2017 - June 2019

  5. ALA Annual Conference Remodel - http://connect.ala.org/node/262302
  6. Metadata Blog

    1. Revitalizing the Metadata Blog.

    2. Reaching out the community to become contributors.

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Michael R. Bolam
Head, Metadata and Discovery Unit
University Library System
University of Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, PA 15260