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The ALCTS Metadata Interest Group seeks presentation proposals for the program “Diverse and inclusive metadata: Developing cultural competencies in descriptive practices” during the 2016 ALA Annual Meeting in Orlando, Florida. This program is scheduled to take place on Sunday, June 26, at 4:30pm. Presentations are 30 minutes in total -- 20 minutes for the presentation, 10 minutes for questions.

Program details:

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:

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Discussion Metadata Interest Group Meeting Notes from ALA Midwinter and ALA Annual 2015

by Ayla Stein on Sat, Jan 9, 2016 at 09:11 pm

Hi All,

 

Here are the meeting minutes/notes from the Metadata Interest Group meetings at ALA Annual  2015 and ALA Midwinter Meeting 2015.

Discussion Final Call for Presentations - ALCTS Metadata Interest Group - ALA Annual 2016: ‘Diverse and inclusive metadata: Developing cultural competencies in descriptive practices’

by Ayla Stein on Wed, Nov 18, 2015 at 11:40 am

***Please Excuse cross-postings***

The ALCTS Metadata Interest Group seeks presentation proposals for the program “Diverse and inclusive metadata: Developing cultural competencies in descriptive practices” during the 2016 ALA Annual Meeting in Orlando, Florida. This program is scheduled to take place on Sunday, June 26, at 4:30pm. Presentations are 30 minutes in total -- 20 minutes for the presentation, 10 minutes for questions.

Program details:

***Please Excuse cross-postings***

The ALCTS Metadata Interest Group seeks presentation proposals for the program “Diverse and inclusive metadata: Developing cultural competencies in descriptive practices” during the 2016 ALA Annual Meeting in Orlando, Florida. This program is scheduled to take place on Sunday, June 26, at 4:30pm. Presentations are 30 minutes in total -- 20 minutes for the presentation, 10 minutes for questions.

Program details:

Digital items can be misrepresented when the people cataloging them don’t have a background in the cultural contexts from which they originate. How are metadata creators developing methods to encourage the creation of metadata that represents diverse points of view? How does using sources of authority control such as LCSH contribute to misrepresentation of cultural heritage materials? This program provides a discussion venue for ideas to promote cultural competencies and inclusivity in the metadata process.

Potential topics could include:

  • Strategies for evaluating inclusivity or exclusivity of metadata

  • Tools and educational resources for developing inclusive metadata

  • Strategies for working with diverse communities

Participants will be able to identify ways to increase cultural inclusiveness of their metadata, leading to enhanced description and better representation.

Thinking of presenting but have questions about the process? Join Anna and Liz at Google Hangouts on November 20th from 12:00-1:00 MT: https://plus.google.com/events/cs6av394geq2dpf405nl9roen5k

The deadline for proposals is Nov. 21, 2015.  Proposals may be submitted through this form : http://goo.gl/forms/SokamLy7u9.

If you have any difficulties with this form, please feel free to submit your proposals directly by email to liz.woolcott@usu.edu or anna.neatrour@utah.edu .

Thank you!

ALCTS Metadata Interest Group Programming Chairs:

Liz Woolcott, Utah State University

Anna Neatrour, University of Utah

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Discussion ALCTS Metadata Interest Group ALA Midwinter 2016 Program Announcement

by Ayla Stein on Wed, Nov 18, 2015 at 10:36 am

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:

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

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Discussion Program Slides: Using Metadata Skills for a Course Inventory

by Ayla Stein on Thu, Aug 20, 2015 at 04:45 pm

Presentation slides from the ALCTS Metadata Interest Group Meeting at the 2015 ALA Annual Conference in San Francisco are available below as attachments (pdf and pptx formats available)

Using Metadata Skills for a Course Inventory

Lee Richardson, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Health Sciences Library

Presentation slides from the ALCTS Metadata Interest Group Meeting at the 2015 ALA Annual Conference in San Francisco are available below as attachments (pdf and pptx formats available)

Using Metadata Skills for a Course Inventory

Lee Richardson, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Health Sciences Library

Metadata and information organization activities in libraries often focus on digital projects, institutional repositories and library catalogs. This presentation will report on a project that applies skills developed from these traditional activities to something a little different. I will talk about a project to help the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Health Affairs schools create a system to gather and organize information about interprofessional education courses and learning activities. Previous experiences in evaluating taxonomies, applying controlled vocabularies, creating data dictionaries, and understanding when to select from valid data verses using free text all informed better discernment of possible problems and solutions. While this project is still in early stages of development, I will share what’s been done so far, mistakes made, lessons learned and what comes next.

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Discussion Program Slides: Metadata for Project Gutenberg Using GitHub

by Ayla Stein on Thu, Aug 20, 2015 at 04:15 pm

Presentation slides from the ALCTS Metadata Interest Group Meeting at the 2015 ALA Annual Conference in San Francisco are available below as attachments (pdf and pptx formats available). 

Metadata for Project Gutenberg Using GitHub

Eric Hellman, Free Ebook Foundation

GITenberg is a distributed project working to improve Project Gutenberg texts using the online collaboration and version control tools at GitHub. We received a prototype grant from the Knight Foundation to work on improving the metadata in Project Gutenberg for use by libraries.

Discussion Program Slides: We've Gone MAD

by Ayla Stein on Thu, Aug 20, 2015 at 02:54 pm

Presentation slides from the ALCTS Metadata Interest Group Meeting at the 2015 ALA Annual Conference  in San Francisco are available below as attachments (pdf and pptx formats available).

We’ve gone MAD: launching a Metadata Analysis & Design unit at the University of Virginia Library

Ivey Glendon, University of Virginia Library

 

Presentation slides from the ALCTS Metadata Interest Group Meeting at the 2015 ALA Annual Conference  in San Francisco are available below as attachments (pdf and pptx formats available).

We’ve gone MAD: launching a Metadata Analysis & Design unit at the University of Virginia Library

Ivey Glendon, University of Virginia Library

 

At the University of Virginia Library, a library-wide re-organization of departments and services has provided the opportunity to evaluate activity focused on description and discovery of library materials, as well as metadata consultation services in the Library and University.

This presentation will focus on how the U.Va. Library has re-imagined metadata services functions to give rise to a new unit: Metadata Analysis & Design (MAD). MAD, one of three new metadata units in the Library, is staffed by five metadata specialists with diverse areas of interest from across the former organization. The creation of this unit has required significant training for staff (including workshops and bootcamps) to ensure a consistent level of understanding of both MARC and non-MARC metadata principles and practices, a multi-part “orientation to systems” focusing on metadata creation and design across systems (ILS, ArchivesSpace, Avalon, and various institutional repositories), and significant overlap with new Library units such as the new Digital Content Management & Dissemination unit. Though emergent, the new MAD unit has enabled metadata specialists to respond more holistically to requests for expertise from both colleagues inside the library and researchers within the University.

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Event Metadata Interest Group

by ALAConnect Helpdesk (staff) on Tue, Jun 30, 2015 at 07:15 pm

The meeting will include three presentations and be followed by a business meeting.

Ivey Glendon from the University of Virginia Library will present "We’ve gone MAD: launching a Metadata Analysis & Design unit at the University of Virginia Library"

The meeting will include three presentations and be followed by a business meeting.

Ivey Glendon from the University of Virginia Library will present "We’ve gone MAD: launching a Metadata Analysis & Design unit at the University of Virginia Library"

At the University of Virginia Library, a library-wide re-organization of departments and services has provided the opportunity to evaluate activity focused on description and discovery of library materials, as well as metadata consultation services in the Library and University.
This presentation will focus on how the U.Va. Library has re-imagined metadata services functions to give rise to a new unit: Metadata Analysis & Design (MAD). MAD, one of three new metadata units in the Library, is staffed by five metadata specialists with diverse areas of interest from across the former organization. The creation of this unit has required significant training for staff (including workshops and bootcamps) to ensure a consistent level of understanding of both MARC and non-MARC metadata principles and practices, a multi-part “orientation to systems” focusing on metadata creation and design across systems (ILS, ArchivesSpace, Avalon, and various institutional repositories), and significant overlap with new Library units such as the new Digital Content Management & Dissemination unit. Though emergent, the new MAD unit has enabled metadata specialists to respond more holistically to requests for expertise from both colleagues inside the library and researchers within the University.

Lee Richardson from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Health Sciences Library will present "Using Metadata Skills for a Course Inventory"

Metadata and information organization activities in libraries often focus on digital projects, institutional repositories and library catalogs. This presentation will report on a project that applies skills developed from these traditional activities to something a little different. I will talk about a project to help the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Health Affairs schools create a system to gather and organize information about interprofessional education courses and learning activities. Previous experiences in evaluating taxonomies, applying controlled vocabularies, creating data dictionaries, and understanding when to select from valid data verses using free text all informed better discernment of possible problems and solutions. While this project is still in early stages of development, I will share what’s been done so far, mistakes made, lessons learned and what comes next.

Eric Hellman, founder of UnGlue.it, will present "Metadata for Project Gutenberg Using GitHub"

GITenberg is a distributed project working to improve Project Gutenberg texts using the online collaboration and version control tools at GitHub. We received a prototype grant from the Knight Foundation to work on improving the metadata in Project Gutenberg for use by libraries.

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Discussion Seeking new Metadata Interest Group liaison to the Committee on Cataloging: Description and Access

by Jennifer Miller on Thu, Mar 5, 2015 at 02:59 pm

Updated: Congratulations to Jessica Hayden, the Metadata Interest Group's new liaison to the CC:DA!

 

Are you looking for a new way to get involved in ALA while
representing the interests of the metadata community? Consider serving
as the Metadata Interest Group liaison to the ALCTS/CaMMS/Committee on
Cataloging: Description and Access!

Updated: Congratulations to Jessica Hayden, the Metadata Interest Group's new liaison to the CC:DA!

 

Are you looking for a new way to get involved in ALA while
representing the interests of the metadata community? Consider serving
as the Metadata Interest Group liaison to the ALCTS/CaMMS/Committee on
Cataloging: Description and Access!

CC:DA provides expertise on matters concerning descriptive cataloging
in order to formulate official ALA positions on cataloging policies
and standards and also to speak for ALA on issues related to
descriptive cataloging.

om the CC:DA Orientation Doc http://alcts.ala.org/ccdablog/?p=185>:

The role of liaisons is to represent various cataloging communities
by: (1) keeping the members of those communities informed of
activities relating to descriptive cataloging; (2) consulting members
of those communities on relevant issues that come before CC:DA; (3)
contributing their knowledge and opinions, as well as the knowledge
and opinions of the communities they represent to CC:DA discussions;
and (4) participating on CC:DA Task Forces.

The Metadata Interest Group liaison would provide a vital voice in
bringing descriptive cataloging policy and practices into the linked
data world. Liaisons are expected to attend two half-day meetings at
both Midwinter and Annual (currently Saturday afternoon and Monday
morning), with the necessary prep work of reviewing documents that
will be presented and discussed at those meetings, plus following and
participating in the Committee's online discussions during much of the
rest of the year.

Interested in learning more? Ready to volunteer? Please contact me
jdmiller@gmail.com> or Robert Rendall rr2205@columbia.edu>, the
chair of the CC:DA. More information about CC:DA can be found at
http://www.ala.org/alcts/mgrps/camms/cmtes/ats-ccscat>.

And a huge thanks to Nathan Putnam for his time (4 years!) as the
former Metadata Interest Group liaison to the CC:DA!

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Discussion Program Slides: Breaking the Bottleneck

by Jennifer Miller on Thu, Feb 19, 2015 at 12:51 pm

Presentation slides from the ALCTS Metadata Interest Group Meeting at the 2015 ALA Midwinter Meeting in Chicago are available below as attachments.

Breaking the Bottleneck: Automating the Reconciliation of Named Entities to the Library of Congress Name Authority File

Jennifer Wright and Matt Carruthers, University of Michigan

 

Presentation slides from the ALCTS Metadata Interest Group Meeting at the 2015 ALA Midwinter Meeting in Chicago are available below as attachments.

Breaking the Bottleneck: Automating the Reconciliation of Named Entities to the Library of Congress Name Authority File

Jennifer Wright and Matt Carruthers, University of Michigan

 

At the University of Michigan Libraries, we have developed an intuitive, straight-forward process for automating the reconciliation of named entities against the Library of Congress Name Authority File. Using OpenRefine and stable, publicly available APIs, the process automatically searches the Virtual International Authority File (VIAF) for matches to personal and corporate names, looks for a Library of Congress source authority record in the matching VIAF cluster, and extracts the authorized heading. The end result is a dataset, exportable from OpenRefine, with the corresponding authorized LCNAF heading paired with the original name heading, along with a link to the authority record on lccn.loc.gov. This process is automated and requires no programming knowledge or support from developers. Using this process, we have been able to reduce the time taken to reconcile name headings drastically.

In this presentation, we will lead attendees through the quick and easily generalizable process, and explain what is happening behind the scenes. We will also discuss the impact it has had on our local workflows, the limitations of the process, and detail how attendees can use this process themselves to aid in their authority control processes.

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Discussion Slides: Linked Data Initiatives at NLM

by Jennifer Miller on Thu, Feb 19, 2015 at 12:50 pm

Presentation slides from the ALCTS Metadata Interest Group Meeting at the 2015 ALA Midwinter Meeting in Chicago are available below as attachments (pdf and pptx formats available).

Linked Data Initiatives at NLM

Nancy Fallgren and Barbara Bushman, the National Library of Medicine

Presentation slides from the ALCTS Metadata Interest Group Meeting at the 2015 ALA Midwinter Meeting in Chicago are available below as attachments (pdf and pptx formats available).

Linked Data Initiatives at NLM

Nancy Fallgren and Barbara Bushman, the National Library of Medicine

In January 2014, following an environmental scan of linked data at peer institutions and a survey of NLM’s “datascape”, NLM formed the Linked Data Infrastructure Working Group to investigate the potential for publishing NLM linked data, determine best practices for publishing NLM linked data, and prioritize linked data projects. The Working Group was charged to develop and build an infrastructure for transforming, storing and publishing NLM linked data beginning with transforming MeSH as a linked data pilot. This presentation will review the progress of our pilot project to convert MeSH XML to MeSH RDF. We will discuss our collaborative process, the technical and organizational issues we tackled, and the future of linked data at NLM.

- See more at: http://connect.ala.org/node/234513#sthash.LNsE1nWN.dpuf

 

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