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Discussion Call for Volunteers: ALCTS Metadata Interest Group offices open for election

by Maureen Walsh on Thu, Apr 17, 2014 at 11:17 am

The ALCTS Metadata Interest Group has the following offices open for election:

* Vice-Chair/Chair Elect (Vice-Chair 2014-2015, Chair 2015-2016)

* Program Co-Chair

* Blog Coordinator

Terms are two years and begin following ALA Annual 2014.

Officers must be able to commit to attending ALA Midwinter and ALA Annual during their terms.

Elections will be held during the Metadata Interest Group meeting on Sunday, June 29th, 8:30 am to 10:00 am, Las Vegas Convention Center, room N263.

The ALCTS Metadata Interest Group has the following offices open for election:

* Vice-Chair/Chair Elect (Vice-Chair 2014-2015, Chair 2015-2016)

* Program Co-Chair

* Blog Coordinator

Terms are two years and begin following ALA Annual 2014.

Officers must be able to commit to attending ALA Midwinter and ALA Annual during their terms.

Elections will be held during the Metadata Interest Group meeting on Sunday, June 29th, 8:30 am to 10:00 am, Las Vegas Convention Center, room N263.

Anyone interested in standing for election to one of these offices is invited to get in touch with me, Maureen Walsh (walsh.260@osu.edu), by June 20th.

I look forward to hearing from you.

Maureen P. Walsh
Chair, ALCTS Metadata Interest Group
Associate Professor / Institutional Repository Services Librarian
The Ohio State University Libraries
walsh.260@osu.edu
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Discussion ALCTS Metadata Interest Group Midwinter 2014 Presentation Slides

by Maureen Walsh on Mon, Feb 3, 2014 at 02:24 pm

Presentation slides from the ALCTS Metadata Interest Group Program at the 2014 ALA Midwinter Meeting in Philadelphia are now available.

The Other Side of Linked Data: Managing Metadata Aggregation
Diane I. Hillmann (Partner at Metadata Management Associates)
Slides available via SlideShare: http://www.slideshare.net/smartbroad/the-other-sideoflod

Harvesting and Normalization at the Digital Public Library of America: Lessons from a Diverse Aggregation
Kristy Berry Dixon (Digital Library of Georgia), Sandra McIntyre (Mountain West Digital Library), and Amy Rudersdorf (Digital Public Library of America)
Slides available below as an attachment.

Presentation slides from the ALCTS Metadata Interest Group Program at the 2014 ALA Midwinter Meeting in Philadelphia are now available.

The Other Side of Linked Data: Managing Metadata Aggregation
Diane I. Hillmann (Partner at Metadata Management Associates)
Slides available via SlideShare: http://www.slideshare.net/smartbroad/the-other-sideoflod

Harvesting and Normalization at the Digital Public Library of America: Lessons from a Diverse Aggregation
Kristy Berry Dixon (Digital Library of Georgia), Sandra McIntyre (Mountain West Digital Library), and Amy Rudersdorf (Digital Public Library of America)
Slides available below as an attachment.

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Event Metadata Interest Group

by ALAConnect Helpdesk (staff) on Wed, Jan 8, 2014 at 07:22 pm

We have two exciting programs that will discuss strategies and workflows for and challenges associated with large-scale metadata aggregation.

“The Other Side of Linked Data: Managing Metadata Aggregation,” presented by Diane Hillman.

We have two exciting programs that will discuss strategies and workflows for and challenges associated with large-scale metadata aggregation.

“The Other Side of Linked Data: Managing Metadata Aggregation,” presented by Diane Hillman.

Most of the current activity in the library LOD world has been on publishing library data out of current silos. But part of the point of linked data for libraries is that it opens up data built by others for use within libraries, and has the potential for greater integration of library data within the larger data world. The sticking point for most librarians is that data building and distribution outside the familiar world of MARC seems like a black box, the key held by others. Traditionally, libraries have relied on specialized system vendors to build the functionality they needed to manage their data. But the discussions I’ve heard too often result in librarians wanting vendors to tell them what they’re planning, and vendors asking librarians what they need and want. In the context of this stalemate, it behooves both library system vendors and librarians to explore the issues around management of more fine-grained metadata so that an informed dialogue around requirements can begin. As part of this dialogue, there are a number of questions about goals that could be addressed:
* Will expression in MARC (and/or RDA and/or BibFrame) be part of the requirements?
* How does non-library data fit in (dbpedia, nytimes, amazon, onix)?
* How does schema.org and RDFa fit into the picture?
* Will some data be indexed and not displayed, and vice-versa?
* Who will decide what pieces of available data will be valued and what pieces required?
* Will there need to be an aggregation workflow in addition to a cataloging workflow, or are they best integrated?

“Harvesting and Normalization at the Digital Public Library of America: Lessons from a Diverse Aggregation,” presented by Kristy Berry Dixon (Digital Library of Georgia), Sandra McIntyre (Mountain West Digital Library) and Amy Rudersdorf (Digital Public Library of America).

The Digital Public Library of America currently works with more than 21 digital collections hubs to crosswalk, enrich, and normalize their metadata to align with the DPLA Metadata Application Profile (dp.la/info/map). Metadata is shared in a variety of formats, standards, and readiness and is ingested and made available through the DPLA JSON-LD API (dp.la/info/developers/codex/). In developing the DPLA data model, DPLA staff worked closely with metadata designers from the Europeana Digital Library and from leading U.S. institutions, and has refined the model since launch in April 2013 in response to the experience of working with diverse hubs.

This talk will introduce and outline the challenges of aggregating disparate metadata flavors from the perspective of both DPLA staff and representative hubs. We will review next steps and emerging frontiers as well, including improvements to normalization at the hub level and wider adoption of controlled vocabularies and formats for geospatial metadata and usage rights statements. Finally, we will share plans for implementing Linked Data throughout the aggregated national network and discuss how that will expand opportunities for DPLA and its partners.

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Discussion ALCTS Metadata Interest Group Meeting ALA Annual 2013 Presentation Slides

by Maureen Walsh on Sun, Jun 30, 2013 at 12:35 pm

Presentation slides from the ALCTS Metadata Interest Group Meeting at the 2013 ALA Annual Conference in Chicago are available below as an attachment.

Trends in Linked Data Adoption

Erik Mitchell PhD
Associate University Librarian
University of California, Berkeley

Online Doc Metadata Interest Group Meeting Minutes

by Teressa Keenan on Mon, Jun 24, 2013 at 06:00 pm

Metadata Interest Group Meeting Minutes for Annual Conference and Midwinter Meetings

Event Metadata Interest Group

by ALAConnect Helpdesk (staff) on Fri, Jun 7, 2013 at 07:07 pm

The Metadata Interest Group would like to invite you to join us in Chicago. The group’s program/meeting will take place on June 30, 2013 in the McCormick Place Convention Center room N137 from 8:30am – 10:00am.

The Metadata Interest Group would like to invite you to join us in Chicago. The group’s program/meeting will take place on June 30, 2013 in the McCormick Place Convention Center room N137 from 8:30am – 10:00am.

Erik Mitchell will start the program with “Library Linked Data: Research and Adoption” where he will present the results of a content-analysis study of metadata services within LOD systems being developed or in use in LAM settings. He will focus on highlights of the findings; give participants a tour of a collection of data and tools that can be used for independent exploration of LOD metadata, and point participants to other resources for continued study.

A business meeting will follow the program, during which elections for 2013-2014 officers will be held.

The following offices are open for election:
Vice Chair/Chair Elect (who will serve as Chair 2014-2015)
Programming Co-Chair (2013-2015)
Secretary

They will join the other officers: Maureen Walsh (chair), Ivey Glendon (program co-chair), and Jason Kovari (blog coordinator)

Anyone who is interested in standing for election to one of these offices is invited to get in touch with me at teressa.keenan@umontana.edu by June 25.

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Event Metadata IG Meeting - ALA Annual 2013

by Teressa Keenan on Wed, May 15, 2013 at 09:06 am

The Metadata Interest Group would like to invite you to join us in Chicago.  The group’s program/meeting will take place on June 30, 2013 in the McCormick Place Convention Center room N137 from 8:30am – 10:00am.

 

The Metadata Interest Group would like to invite you to join us in Chicago.  The group’s program/meeting will take place on June 30, 2013 in the McCormick Place Convention Center room N137 from 8:30am – 10:00am.

 

Erik Mitchell will start the program with “Library Linked Data: Research and Adoption” where he will present the results of a content-analysis study of metadata services within LOD systems being developed or in use in LAM settings. He will focus on highlights of the findings; give participants a tour of a collection of data and tools that can be used for independent exploration of LOD metadata, and point participants to other resources for continued study.

 

A business meeting will follow the program, during which elections for 2013-2014 officers will be held.

 

The following offices are open for election:

     Vice Chair/Chair Elect (who will serve as Chair 2014-2015)

     Programming Co-Chair (2013-2015)

     Secretary

 

They will join the other officers: Maureen Walsh (chair), Ivey Glendon (program co-chair), and Jason Kovari (blog coordinator)

 

Anyone who is interested in standing for election to one of these offices is invited to get in touch with me at teressa.keenan@umontana.edu by June 25.

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Discussion ALCTS Metadata Interest Group Midwinter 2013 Presentation Slides

by Maureen Walsh on Sun, Jan 27, 2013 at 09:05 pm

Presentation slides from the ALCTS Metadata Interest Group Program at the 2013 ALA Midwinter Meeting in Seattle, Washington are available below as attachments.

Creating a metadata portal and workflows for a digital preservation repository

Sandy Card --  Binghamton University Libraries

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

Aaron Collie and Lucas Mak -- Michigan State University Libraries

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Provides a broad framework for information exchange on current research developments, tools, and activities affecting metadata.

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