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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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Core Metadata Interest Group Programming

  • 1.  Core Metadata Interest Group Programming

    Posted Jan 22, 2021 07:51 AM
    ****Please excuse cross-postings****

    Please join the Core Metadata Interest Group during the Core Interest Group Week for a presentation on working on metadata from home on Tuesday, February 2nd from 1:00 -2:00 p.m. CST

    This past year has presented unique challenges in terms of work environment. Being able to work on metadata projects from home has become increasingly important. At the same time, we still need to ensure the accessibility of materials. In this session, Emily Vinson, Audiovisual Archivist and Andrew Weidner, Digitization Operations Coordinator at University of Houston Libraries at the University of Houston Libraries will present on their experience managing an at home metadata project involving student workers aimed at increasing collection accessibility. 


    Emily Vinson, Audiovisual Archivist at University of Houston Libraries

    Andrew Weidner, Digitization Operations Coordinator at University of Houston Libraries


    Metadata Works From Home: How Student Workers Continued to Work While Increasing Collection Accessibility


    Faced with campus closures, a University of Houston Libraries team developed plans to engage student employees in creating closed captions for hundreds of archival videos on the Libraries' Audio/Video Repository. Panelists will describe the project and address unique challenges related to transcribing archival content, including dated and offensive content.

    This session is free, but requires registration. To register for our session please use the following link:

    Thank you,
    Rachel Berman Turner
    Assistant Head of Cataloging/Metadata | Subject Librarian for Judaic Studies
    Binghamton University Libraries
    (607) 777-4851