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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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Call for Bloggers: Information about Metadata Wants to be Shared

  • 1.  Call for Bloggers: Information about Metadata Wants to be Shared

    Posted Mar 01, 2010 08:28 PM

    Call for Bloggers: Information about Metadata wants to be Shared

    Do you have an interest in metadata and digital library projects?

    Have you recently read a good article on the subject?

    Have you developed a new project or workflow?

    Have you attended a workshop or conference of interest to the community?

    Would you like to connect and get your name out to other metadata librarians?


    If so, become a contributor to the Metadata Blog:  The official blog of the Association for Library Collections and Technical Services (ALCTS) Metadata Interest Group has traditionally been used to advertise and report on events at ALA conferences.  We are expanding our focus to keep the metadata community informed throughout the year on related research, projects, and events.  Contributions can include summaries of articles or research, links to educational opportunities, calls for papers, descriptions of interesting projects, conference reports, requests for assistance, or anything else of potential interest to the community.  Posts may contain original content or link to existing content, as appropriate.

    What are the requirements to become a contributor?

    -Have knowledge, interest, or experience in metadata and/or digital library projects.

    -Be willing to write at least one post for the Metadata Blog during 2010 (more are welcome!)

    -LIS students and new librarians are encouraged to participate.

    If you are interested, contact Kristin Martin, Blog Coordinator for the Metadata Blog at  Please provide some brief information on your background and ideas for contributions.  Initial posts to the blog will be reviewed prior to posting.  After that, contributors will be able to post directly to the blog as new information comes up to be shared.