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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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Metadata Interest Group Meeting at ALA

  • 1.  Metadata Interest Group Meeting at ALA

    Posted May 19, 2010 07:23 AM

    The ALCTS Metadata Interest Group will meet on Sunday, June 27, 8–10am at the Washington Convention Center, Room 202A, for a program.

    Featured speakers include:

    • Rebecca Guenther, Library of Congress, will discuss id.loc.gov, a service that enables both humans and machines to programmatically access authority data at the Library of Congress. This service is influenced by -- and implements -- the Linked Data movement's approach of exposing and inter-connecting data on the Web via dereferenceable URIs.
    • Medha Devare, Cornell University, and Sara Russell-Gonzalez, University of Florida, will discuss VIVO, a research focused discovery tool. The VIVO project will pilot the development of a common, but locally modifiable core ontology and integration with institutional and external information sources. The VIVO application is an open source Java application built on W3C Semantic Web standards, including RDF, OWL, and SPARQL.


    MIG will hold its business meeting following the informal presentations (9:15–10am).

    We will also be electing a new Vice-Chair/Chair Elect, program officer, secretary, and publications officers. If you are interested in running for any of these positions, please send your name and a short bio to Brad Eden at eden@library.ucsb.edu