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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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Networked Resources & Metadata Interest Group Programs at Annual

  • 1.  Networked Resources & Metadata Interest Group Programs at Annual

    Posted Jun 29, 2009 02:17 PM
    *ALCTS Networked Resources & Metadata Interest Group Programs at Annual*

    Please note that, with this conference, we are changing our name to the Metadata Interest Group.  Since our new name is a subset of the old, you can search either version in the Event Planner and find us.  In print, however, you may find us now alphabetized under "M".

    Workflow Tools for Automating Metadata Creation and Maintenance
    McCormick Place West, W-181
    Saturday, July 11th
    10:30 a.m. - 12:00 noon

    As digital projects become less peripheral and more integral to library operations, institutions must begin to address the implications of this change. With the increasing amount of digital content libraries are expected to create and maintain, data curation has emerged as a key objective. Intended for librarians who are involved with the development and management of metadata, this session will present examples of current work and discussion opportunities for collaborative development of tools among institutions.
    Speakers: Jenn Riley, Metadata Librarian, Indiana University; Rhonda Marker, Repository Collection Manager, Rutgers University; Ann Caldwell, Coordinator, Digital Production Services, Brown University

    Discussion & Business Meeting:
    Intercontinental St. Clair
    Sunday, July 12th
    8:00 am - 10:00 am.

    The title of Metadata Librarian first appeared in the late 1990's in conjunction with developments in information technology and digital library initiatives. Since the title is a relatively new one, the responsibilities and competencies of the position have yet to be clearly defined. This study examined 86 job descriptions for metadata librarian positions and 83 job descriptions for cataloging librarian positions, all posted from 2000 to 2008. The authors focused on three properties common to most of the job descriptions: education, required qualifications, and desired qualifications.  These properties were analyzed, in order to answer following questions: 1. What is the required skill set for a metadata librarian? 2. Are there any changes or differences in job descriptions over time? 3. What are the differences between Metadata Librarians and Cataloging Librarians in terms of competencies and required qualifications?
    Speakers: Myung-Ja Han, Assistant Professor, Serials Cataloging, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and Patricia Hswe, Project Manager for NDIIPP Partner Projects, Graduate School of Library and Information Science, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

    As a follow-up to the research presentation, we will have a facilitated discussion on the topic of education for metadata librarians. What knowledge and skills do metadata librarians need to enter the job market and to develop while on the job? What do library schools currently offer to support this, and what should they be offering that they currently aren't? What continuing education opportunities are available to metadata librarians, from ALCTS and other sources, and what's not readily available that metadata librarians need? Please join us for an open discussion of these and related topics, led by Steven Miller, Senior Lecturer, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, School of Information Studies.

    We are also sponsoring the following ticketed pre-conferences:

    Manipulating Metadata: XSLT for Librarians
    Friday, July 10th
    8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
    216 W. Jackson, Suite 900
    Speakers: Frances Knudson, Los Alamos National Laboratory; Christine Ruotolo, University of Virginia Library.

    Metadata Standards and Applications: A "Cataloging for the 21st Century" Workshop
    Thursday, July 9th - Friday, July 10th
    8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. each day
    Hyatt Regency Chicago in Grand C North
    Speakers: Steven Miller, Senior Lecturer, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee; Jennifer Lang, Electronic Resources Cataloging Coordinator, Princeton University Library.

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