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Discussion Program Slides: Metadata and Indicators for Open Access

by Maureen Walsh on Fri, Jul 4, 2014 at 10:29 am

Presentation slides from the ALA Annual 2014 Program: Metadata and Indicators for Open Access co-sponsored by the ALCTS Metadata Interest Group and the ALCTS Scholarly Communications Interest Group are available below as attachments.
 
Vocabularies for Open Access
Ben Showers, Head of Scholarly and Library Futures, Jisc
 
Update on NISO's Open Access Metadata and Indicators Working Group
Nettie Lagace, Associate Director for Programs, National Information Standards Organization (NISO)

Discussion Program Slides: Metadata Beyond the Library: Consultation and Collaboration with Faculty, Staff and Students

by Maureen Walsh on Fri, Jul 4, 2014 at 09:46 am

Presentation slides from the ALA Annual 2014 Program: Metadata Beyond the Library: Consultation and Collaboration with Faculty, Staff and Students sponsored by the ALCTS Metadata Interest Group are available below as attachments.
 
Moving Beyond the "Back Room": The Expanded Role for Metadata and Catalog Librarians On Campus
Lisa McFall, Metadata and Catalog Librarian, Hamilton College
 
Consultative Metadata Services at Cornell University Library
Jason Kovari, Head of Metadata Services and Web Archivist, Humanities & Special Collections, Cornell University

Presentation slides from the ALA Annual 2014 Program: Metadata Beyond the Library: Consultation and Collaboration with Faculty, Staff and Students sponsored by the ALCTS Metadata Interest Group are available below as attachments.
 
Moving Beyond the "Back Room": The Expanded Role for Metadata and Catalog Librarians On Campus
Lisa McFall, Metadata and Catalog Librarian, Hamilton College
 
Consultative Metadata Services at Cornell University Library
Jason Kovari, Head of Metadata Services and Web Archivist, Humanities & Special Collections, Cornell University

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Discussion ALCTS Metadata Interest Group Meeting ALA Annual 2014 Presentation Slides

by Maureen Walsh on Mon, Jun 30, 2014 at 01:40 am

Presentation slides from the ALCTS Metadata Interest Group Meeting at the 2014 ALA Annual Conference in Las Vegas are available below as attachments.
 
Metadata Migration to Islandora: Is There An Easy Way?
Sai Deng, Metadata Librarian and Associate Librarian, University of Central Florida Libraries

Discovering Isaac Leeser: Improving access to text collections with TEI markup
Nicole Arbuckle, Vice President, Metadata Services, Backstage Library Works
David McKnight, Director, Rare Book & Manuscript Library, University of Pennsylvania

Presentation slides from the ALCTS Metadata Interest Group Meeting at the 2014 ALA Annual Conference in Las Vegas are available below as attachments.
 
Metadata Migration to Islandora: Is There An Easy Way?
Sai Deng, Metadata Librarian and Associate Librarian, University of Central Florida Libraries

Discovering Isaac Leeser: Improving access to text collections with TEI markup
Nicole Arbuckle, Vice President, Metadata Services, Backstage Library Works
David McKnight, Director, Rare Book & Manuscript Library, University of Pennsylvania

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Online Doc Metadata Interest Group Meeting Minutes

by Maureen Walsh on Wed, Jun 25, 2014 at 04:23 pm

Metadata Interest Group Meeting Minutes for Annual Conference and Midwinter Meetings

Event Metadata Interest Group

by ALAConnect Helpdesk (staff) on Fri, Jun 20, 2014 at 07:37 pm

Metadata Migration to Islandora: Is There An Easy Way?: Sai Deng, U of Central Florida Libraries
This presentation introduces UCF’s digital collection migration from DigiTool to Islandora, the new content management system for the state universities in Florida. Discusses the issues in DublinCore (DC) to MODS transformation, explores the possible options, the approach adopted and the tool used for MODS metadata editing.

Metadata Migration to Islandora: Is There An Easy Way?: Sai Deng, U of Central Florida Libraries
This presentation introduces UCF’s digital collection migration from DigiTool to Islandora, the new content management system for the state universities in Florida. Discusses the issues in DublinCore (DC) to MODS transformation, explores the possible options, the approach adopted and the tool used for MODS metadata editing.

As part of the state-wide Islandora implementation, UCF has been migrating its collections in DigiTool to MODS records for Islandora to ingest. In migrating from a less granular metadata schema to a more granular one, many issues are involved such as data ambiguity, overly generic data representation, the markup inadequacy in describing sub-elements and element relationships, and a less intricate data structure. Two options were explored: a. revamp the LC's DC-MODS stylesheet to produce more desirable MODS metadata, b. edit the MODS records generated from a more generic stylesheet conversion. Due to consensus needing to be reached among the state universities for any change, only some adjustments such as adding local subjects and online thesauri were made to the LC stylesheet state-wide, and the major work of MODS metadata editing fell on the individual university libraries. At UCF Libraries, Notepad++ was used to edit the MODS records, such as the first set of 847 records in the Political & Rights Issues & Social Movements (PRISM) collection. In batch editing the MODS metadata and dealing with the DC-MODS transformation problems, data patterns in author year, author role terms, publication places, corporate and conference names were identified, data normalization and cleaning was executed, and several types of mark up and editing were performed: authors were marked up to distinguish author year and role from name; personal, corporate and conference names were differentiated; the main entry and added entries were distinguished; subtitle was separated from the main title; publication place was distinguished from publisher; topical, temporal, geographic, genre subdivisions were marked up for subjects; and series name and other common fields were added for the collection.

Discovering Isaac Leeser: Improving access to text collections with TEI markup: Nicole Arbuckle, Backstage Library Works & David McKnight, U of Pennsylvania

In 2013, the Penn Libraries completed its Gershwind-Bennett Isaac Leeser Digital Repository project, which features access to the personal papers and publications of Isaac Leeser, one of the foremost American Jewish figures of the 19th century. Penn Libraries established a template for collecting metadata from Leeser's correspondence, teamed with Backstage to complete TEI markup, and developed an online digital repository. The metadata files and the repository structure provide users with sophisticated tools for full-text search and discovery, with filters for details such as document type, date range, language, author and addressee.
McKnight discusses the background of the collection and the library's preparation of transcriptions and descriptive metadata for the project. Arbuckle discusses the use of that metadata in the TEI markup process. The digital repository can be viewed online at: http://ubuwebser.cajs.upenn.edu/

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Event ALA Annual 2014 Program: Metadata Beyond the Library: Consultation and Collaboration with Faculty, Staff and Students

by Maureen Walsh on Thu, Jun 19, 2014 at 01:58 pm

Las Vegas Convention Center, N253
Add this program to your Annual schedule: http://ala14.ala.org/node/14375
 
Metadata Beyond the Library: Consultation and Collaboration with Faculty, Staff and Students
 
Program sponsored by the ALCTS Metadata Interest Group
 
Presenter: Lisa McFall, Metadata and Catalog Librarian, Hamilton College
Title: Moving Beyond the "Back Room": The Expanded Role for Metadata and Catalog Librarians On Campus

Las Vegas Convention Center, N253
Add this program to your Annual schedule: http://ala14.ala.org/node/14375
 
Metadata Beyond the Library: Consultation and Collaboration with Faculty, Staff and Students
 
Program sponsored by the ALCTS Metadata Interest Group
 
Presenter: Lisa McFall, Metadata and Catalog Librarian, Hamilton College
Title: Moving Beyond the "Back Room": The Expanded Role for Metadata and Catalog Librarians On Campus

Abstract: Catalog and metadata librarians have traditionally been housed in a back room of the library, leaving many people to ponder what exactly the “technical services department” does. The variety of skills needed to bring digital humanities projects to fruition presents the perfect opportunity for catalog and metadata librarians to show exactly what they do and how faculty and students can benefit from their skills.

Hamilton College formed the Digital Humanities Initiative in 2010 after receiving a three-year Mellon Grant. The "collection development team" that was formed as a part of this initiative included members of both the library and the information technology department and was conceived to build collaborations around supporting faculty research and the resulting data collections. One of the primary responsibilities that developed was the metadata and catalog librarian’s role in assisting faculty in thinking about how they envisioned interacting with their information in the digital archive and how that would be reflected in the associated metadata. As each faculty member worked closely with student fellows on their projects, metadata-specific training sessions for students were incorporated into a two-week training program on digital humanities and into the Introduction to Digital Humanities class.

This presentation will provide examples and highlight materials and methods that can be used by metadata and catalog librarians to share their metadata expertise with a broader campus community.


Presenter: Jason Kovari, Head of Metadata Services and Web Archivist, Humanities & Special Collections, Cornell University
Title: Consultative Metadata Services at Cornell University Library
 
Abstract: The complexity of digital research projects and growing interest in making content accessible online has brought an increasing number of consultation requests and collaborative projects to Cornell University Library's (CUL) Metadata Services unit (http://lts.library.cornell.edu/metadata). Though faculty and graduate student attention to metadata and the library's role as a collaborator has been on-the-rise, this is not a new phenomenon; since its founding, non-MARC metadata services at CUL have been chiefly consultative, facilitated by embedding metadata librarians within outward-facing virtual service units, such as DCAPS (http://dcaps.library.cornell.edu/) and RDMSG (http://data.research.cornell.edu/).

During the presentation, I will discuss staffing, services and governance structures as well as outreach methods to encourage non-library consultations and collaborations. I will strongly reference a number of projects where CUL's Metadata Services provided consultative services and collaborative development with non-library groups, likely including "Freedom on the Move", an in-development digital humanities project concerning runaway slave advertisements; consultation with researchers in Earth and Atmospheric Sciences working to make accessible images and research logs concerning early 20th century Alaskan glacial activity; and more.

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Discussion ALA Annual 2014 Program: Metadata and Indicators for Open Access

by Maureen Walsh on Mon, Jun 16, 2014 at 05:44 pm

Saturday, June 28, 2014 - 10:30am to 11:30am
Las Vegas Convention Center, N253
Add this program to your Annual schedule: http://ala14.ala.org/node/14396

Metadata and Indicators for Open Access

Saturday, June 28, 2014 - 10:30am to 11:30am
Las Vegas Convention Center, N253
Add this program to your Annual schedule: http://ala14.ala.org/node/14396

Metadata and Indicators for Open Access

Program co-sponsored by the ALCTS Metadata Interest Group and the ALCTS Scholarly Communications Interest Group

Presenter: Ben Showers, Head of Scholarly and Library Futures, Jisc

Title: Vocabularies for Open Access

Abstract: Open Access (OA) is an essential part of the scholarly communications ecosystem: From government mandates for publicly funded research through to the increasing reliance on open web searches to find and access scholarly content for students and researchers. For institutions and funding bodies, being able to track these research outputs is increasingly important, for institutional reputation, research enhancement and ensuring compliance with funding mandates. For students, researchers and the general public, it is important they are able to tell whether an article is available to read immediately, and, increasingly, what they can do with that article or content. The Jisc funded Vocabularies for Open Access (V4OA) project has been working with a wide variety of stakeholders such as NISO (National Information Standards Organisation), Open Access Scholarly Publishers Association (OASPA), Society of College and National University Libraries (SCONUL) and United Kingdom Council of Research Repositories (UKCoRR) to try and achieve a consensus on key vocabularies related to OA. The intention is firstly that V4OA to be, or form part of a standard or recognised international best practice on the description of open access research outputs and secondly that that these agreed vocabularies will be incorporated into key information systems thus allowing institutions and funders to capture and assess the nature and scale of Open Access ‘transactions’ across the scholarly landscape.

Presenter: Nettie Lagace, Associate Director for Programs, National Information Standards Organization (NISO)

Title: Update on NISO's Open Access Metadata and Indicators Working Group

Abstract: The National Information Standards Organization (NISO) Open Access Metadata and Indicators Working Group was chartered in March 2013 to develop protocols and mechanisms for transmitting the access status of scholarly works, such as individual articles. The intent of the group has been to develop a standardized set of metadata elements in order to share accessibility and potential re-use rights, to clarify an environment where it is currently very difficult for stakeholders (funders, authors, librarians and users) to determine whether a given article is compliant with conditions and policies. The area in which it has worked is a contentious one, with many differing opinions among stakeholders on what constitutes “open access.” These elements developed as part of the group’s recommendations that the elements be machine readable to enable systems to intake the data and re-use it in whatever form is appropriate for its own context.  The Working Group’s specification is expected to be finished with its public comment period and formally published in early 2014.

 

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Discussion ALCTS Metadata IG ALA Annual 2014 Meeting Program

by Maureen Walsh on Fri, Jun 13, 2014 at 12:17 pm

Sunday, June 29, 2014 - 8:30 am to 10:00 am

ALCTS Metadata Interest Group, ALA Annual 2014
Las Vegas Convention Center, room N263
Add this event to your Annual schedule: http://ala14.ala.org/node/14822

We will feature two presentations followed by a business meeting during which new officers will be elected.

Metadata Migration to Islandora: Is There An Easy Way?

Sai Deng, Metadata Librarian and Associate Librarian, University of Central Florida Libraries

Presentation abstract:

Sunday, June 29, 2014 - 8:30 am to 10:00 am

ALCTS Metadata Interest Group, ALA Annual 2014
Las Vegas Convention Center, room N263
Add this event to your Annual schedule: http://ala14.ala.org/node/14822

We will feature two presentations followed by a business meeting during which new officers will be elected.

Metadata Migration to Islandora: Is There An Easy Way?

Sai Deng, Metadata Librarian and Associate Librarian, University of Central Florida Libraries

Presentation abstract:

This presentation will introduce UCF’s digital collection migration from DigiTool to Islandora, the new content management system for the state universities in Florida. It discusses the issues in DublinCore (DC) to MODS transformation, explores the possible options, the approach adopted and the tool used for MODS metadata editing.

As part of the state-wide Islandora implementation, UCF has been migrating its collections in DigiTool to MODS records for Islandora to ingest. In migrating from a less granular metadata schema to a more granular one, many issues are involved such as data ambiguity, overly generic data representation, the markup inadequacy in describing sub-elements and element relationships, and a less intricate data structure. Two options were explored: a. revamp the Library of Congress’s DC-MODS stylesheet to produce more desirable MODS metadata, b. edit the MODS records generated from a more generic stylesheet conversion. Due to the fact that the consensus needs to be reached among the state universities for any change, only some adjustments such as adding local subjects and online thesauri were made to the LC stylesheet state-wide, and the major work of MODS metadata editing fell on the individual university libraries. At UCF Libraries, Notepad++ was used to edit the MODS records, such as the first set of 847 records in the Political & Rights Issues & Social Movements (PRISM) collection. In batch editing the MODS metadata and dealing with the DC-MODS transformation problems, data patterns in author year, author role terms, publication places, corporate and conference names were identified, data normalization and cleaning was executed, and several types of mark up and editing were performed: authors were marked up to distinguish author year and role from name; personal, corporate and conference names were differentiated; the main entry and added entries were distinguished; subtitle was separated from the main title; publication place was distinguished from publisher; topical, temporal, geographic, genre subdivisions were marked up for subjects; and series name and other common fields were added for the collection.

This presentation addresses the common issues in DC-MODS metadata mapping and transformation, discusses possible solutions of customizing the XSLT stylesheet and editing the MODS XML records, and the balance that needs to be sought in pre- and post-transformation. It also raises some interesting questions in machine vs. human labor and utilizing the computer’s analytical power. It invites audience to participate in a wider discussion.

Discovering Isaac Leeser: Improving access to text collections with TEI markup

Nicole Arbuckle, Vice President, Metadata Services, Backstage Library Works
David McKnight, Director, Rare Book & Manuscript Library, University of Pennsylvania

Presentation abstract:

In 2013, the University of Pennsylvania Libraries completed its Gershwind-Bennett Isaac Leeser Digital Repository project, which features access to the personal papers and publications of Isaac Leeser, one of the foremost American Jewish figures of the 19th century.

Penn Libraries established a template for collecting metadata from Leeser's correspondence, teamed up with Backstage Library Works to complete TEI markup, and developed an online digital repository. The metadata files and the repository structure provide users with sophisticated tools for full-text search and discovery, with filters for details such as document type, date range, language, author and addressee.

In the presentation, David McKnight, Director of the Rare Book and Manuscript Library at Penn, will discuss the background of the collection and the library's preparation of transcriptions and descriptive metadata for the project. Nicole Arbuckle, Vice President of Metadata Services for Backstage Library Works, will discuss the use of that metadata in the TEI markup process.

The digital repository can be viewed online at: http://ubuwebser.cajs.upenn.edu/

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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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