Core Metadata Interest Group

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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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Happy New Years from the Core Metadata Interest Group

  • 1.  Happy New Years from the Core Metadata Interest Group

    Posted Jan 05, 2021 02:21 PM

    The Core Metadata Interest Group, formerly under the ALCTS division of ALA, is now part of Core: Leadership, Infrastructure, Futures. The Interest Group provides a framework for information exchange, participates in the development of standards, and develops programming around metadata topics. The Interest Group has a blog open for contributions at, and the main communication channel is the website on ALA Connect

    The current officers are:

    Darnelle Melvin, Chair, 2020-2021

    Anne Washington, Vice-Chair, 2020-2021

    Mingyan Li, Programming Co-Chair, 2020-2021

    Rachel Turner, Programming Co-Chair, 2020-2021

    Charlie Tillay, Blog Coordinator, 2020-2021

    Jacky Hart, Secretary, 2020-2021

    Please explore the Group's blog and site and get in touch if you have any questions!

    Darnelle Melvin
    Special Collections & Archives Metadata Librarian
    University of Nevada, Las Vegas