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Online Doc ALCTS/PARS Intellectual Access to Preservation Metadata Interest Group at ALA Midwinter

by Sarah E. H. Potvin on Thu, Jan 10, 2013 at 11:36 am

ALCTS/PARS Intellectual Access to Preservation Metadata Interest Group
Saturday, January 26, 2013, 3-4PM
Washington State Convention Center, TCC 204

Dr. Howard Besser will present on: "Archiving media from the Occupy Movement: Trying to involve participants in making their creations more preservable."

ALCTS/PARS Intellectual Access to Preservation Metadata Interest Group
Saturday, January 26, 2013, 3-4PM
Washington State Convention Center, TCC 204

Dr. Howard Besser will present on: "Archiving media from the Occupy Movement: Trying to involve participants in making their creations more preservable."

This presentation discusses the work of Activist Archivists in trying to preserve media related to the Occupy Movement through engagement with its participants. Methods ranged from outreach activities (such as the creation of a "Why Archive" postcard and video employing language and principles important to movement members) to guidelines concerning file formats and metadata. The presenter will also discuss impediments to libraries' downloading relevant material from social media sites such as FLICKR and YouTube (including user agreement restrictions, as well as how these sites tend to strip important embedded metadata from files), and outreach activities to encourage movement participants to execute library-friendly Creative Commons agreements and to post their media works on sites that do not strip out embedded metadata. This presentation should be relevant to librarians facing an impending onslaught of born-digital personal archives.

An open discussion will follow, focused both on these specific issues as well how to balance the intensive metadata we need for preservation against the resources that will likely not be available to enhance the metadata for the vast quantities of digital works that will enter our collections.

About Professor Besser: Howard Besser is a Professor at New York University, where he directs a Masters Degree program in Moving Image Archiving and Preservation. He has authored dozens of articles on automation of cultural materials, and has been involved in the creation of metadata standards such as the Dublin Core, METS, and PREMIS. Dr Besser has written extensively on issues of digital preservation, led the Preserving Digital Public Television project (as part of NDIIPP), and was a member of the National Research Council's panel reviewing NARA's Electronic Records Archives.

The presentation and discussion will be preceded by a brief business meeting. 

Shawn Averkamp
Sarah Potvin
Chairs, ALCTS PARS Intellectual Access to Preservation Metadata Interest Group

 

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Online Doc Minutes -- 2010 Midwinter IAPM-IG meeting, Boston

by Randy Roeder (non-member) on Thu, Apr 1, 2010 at 03:21 pm

Report of Business

The Intellectual Access to Preservation Metadata Interest Group meeting was called to order at 10:30 a.m., Sunday, January 17th at the Mid-Winter Meeting of the American Library Association.  The first hour of the meeting consisted of a presentation given by Lisa Schmidt, electronic records archivist and team lead for the Michigan state University Digital Curation Planning Project.

The program was scheduled with an eye to three objectives from the ALCTS strategic plan:

Report of Business

The Intellectual Access to Preservation Metadata Interest Group meeting was called to order at 10:30 a.m., Sunday, January 17th at the Mid-Winter Meeting of the American Library Association.  The first hour of the meeting consisted of a presentation given by Lisa Schmidt, electronic records archivist and team lead for the Michigan state University Digital Curation Planning Project.

The program was scheduled with an eye to three objectives from the ALCTS strategic plan:

Objective 1. Sponsor programs and open forums to encourage collaboration and discussion of practices and problems.
Objective 2. Evaluate and document practices.
Objective 3. Encourage and recognize innovation and motivate practitioners to adopt new and improved practices.

Like other research universities, Michigan State University has amassed a growing body of digital information—some of which only exists in digital form. Without an active, well-considered plan for managing and preserving these resources, they will eventually become inaccessible due to the ever-changing nature of technology. The Michigan State University Archives & Historical Collections (UAHC) recently embarked on a digital curation planning project designed to help ensure the trustworthy preservation, management, and stewardship of the university’s digital assets and intellectual property. Project activities will include a campus-wide survey followed up by in-depth interviews of select units that may be accompanied by inventorying and appraisal of digital assets. Schmidt’s presentation was followed a question and answer period

The meeting was concluded by Janet Gertz, chair, Audio Metadata Task Force formed by this interest group, gave a report of task force progress. The group is working to document the actual implementation of the various metadata standards used in working with sound recordings. The work being done is in accordance with three objectives from the ALCTS strategic plan:

 Objective 1. Sponsor programs and open forums to encourage collaboration and discussion of practices and problems.
Objective 2. Evaluate and document practices.
Objective 3. Encourage and recognize innovation and motivate practitioners to adopt new and improved practices.
 

The task force has reviewed the information collected so far on the wiki it is using to compile the content for the audio metadata listing it intends to produce.  To date, the task force has divided up the work of finding examples of institutions that are using each of the metadata standards/guidelines it has previously identified.  The groups is in the process of determining which reporting formats are acceptable for posting on the PARS website and what is involved in making it available there. The NEH would like to be able to refer to this work in giving guidance to people writing proposals, and that it would be helpful for them if it can be made available by March. 

 

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Online Doc Interim report -- Audio Metadata Task Force

by Randy Roeder (non-member) on Thu, Apr 1, 2010 at 03:04 pm

Here is a brief report on the meeting of the Audio Metadata Task Force at Midwinter.

 The group reviewed the information collected so far on the wiki we are using to compile content for the audio metadata list we intend to produce.  We divided up the work of finding examples of institutions that are using each of the metadata standards/guidelines we have identified.  We also divided up the work of finding out what formats are acceptable for posting on the PARS website and what bureaucratic hoops we need to jump through to get it there.

Here is a brief report on the meeting of the Audio Metadata Task Force at Midwinter.

 The group reviewed the information collected so far on the wiki we are using to compile content for the audio metadata list we intend to produce.  We divided up the work of finding examples of institutions that are using each of the metadata standards/guidelines we have identified.  We also divided up the work of finding out what formats are acceptable for posting on the PARS website and what bureaucratic hoops we need to jump through to get it there.

 Charlie Kolb said that NEH would like to be able to refer to this document in giving guidance to people writing proposals, and that it would be helpful for them if it can be made available by March.  We will be trying to meet this deadline.

 Janet Gertz

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Online Doc PARS Audio Preservation Metadata Task Force charge

by Randy Roeder (non-member) on Fri, Aug 28, 2009 at 10:18 am

PARS Audio Preservation Metadata Task Force

Members:        Preston Cabe, Janet Gertz (chair), Tyra Grant, Stephanie Lamson, Jenn Riley, Bob Strauss, Jonathan Thorn

Charge:           To assist librarians and archivists in understanding the array of metadata involved in digital conversion and preservation of recorded sound.

PARS Audio Preservation Metadata Task Force

Members:        Preston Cabe, Janet Gertz (chair), Tyra Grant, Stephanie Lamson, Jenn Riley, Bob Strauss, Jonathan Thorn

Charge:           To assist librarians and archivists in understanding the array of metadata involved in digital conversion and preservation of recorded sound.

Assignment:    Produce a chart of the available standards and best practices for audio metadata, arranged by type (e.g. descriptive, technical, administrative) with explanations of their scope and interrelations, as an aid in deciding which are most appropriate under different circumstances.

Timeline:         Preliminary draft by Mid-Winter 2010.

Partner:          The Metadata Committee within the Music Library Association may be interested in cooperating in this effort.  Jenn Riley is a member and she will contact them on our behalf.

 

Date:               July 11, 2009

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Online Doc 2008 Annual Meeting Report

by Randy Roeder (non-member) on Wed, Apr 22, 2009 at 04:16 pm

A report on the summer 2008 meeting is attached (Word Document).

Online Doc 2009 Mid-Winter Meeting Summary

by Randy Roeder (non-member) on Wed, Apr 22, 2009 at 04:10 pm

Intellectual Access to Preservation Data Interest Group:

 

Midwinter 2009

 

 

Intellectual Access to Preservation Data Interest Group:

 

Midwinter 2009

 

 

The Intellectual Access Interest group assembled for a presentation and discussions.  The Premis data dictionary and section restructuring were the topics.  Rebecca Guenther Senior Networking and Standards Specialist, Network Development and MARC Standards Office, Library of Congress presented a one hour program on the Premis Data Dictionary.  This was a non-technical presentation discussing preservation metadata and Premis. The session introduced the goals and features of the PREMIS Data Dictionary, as well as the work of the PREMIS Maintenance Activity.

A question and answer period immediately followed the presentation.  The last hour of the meeting was used to discuss the group’s future under the sections restructuring plan.  Although the group was due to sunset, great interest was expressed in keeping the group moving into the future.  This was expressed in words and by a strong attendance. 

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Coordinates section activities related to managing the preservation of library and archival materials.

Co-chairs:

Chelcie Juliet Rowell, Digital Initiatives Librarian at Wake Forest University

Drew Krewer, Digitization Operations Librarian at University of Houston

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