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Purpose: Provides a broad framework for information exchange on current research developments, tools, and activities affecting networked information resources and metadata; coordinates and actively participates in the development and review of standards concerning networked resources and metadata in conjunction with the divisions' committees and sections, other units within ALA, and relevant outside agencies; and develops programs and fosters and sponsors education and training opportunities that contribute to and enhance an understanding of networked resources and metadata, their identity, content, technology, access, control, and use; and plans and monitors activities using Core's strategic and tactical plan as a framework.

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This interest group is part of Core's Metadata and Collections Section.

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ALCTS Metadata Interest Group ALA Midwinter 2016 Program Announcement

  • 1.  ALCTS Metadata Interest Group ALA Midwinter 2016 Program Announcement

    Posted Nov 18, 2015 10:37 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:

    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 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 will be discussed.  It is anticipated that a first-look preview of the site will be demonstrated for the audience. is expected to launch in early 2016