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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 Proposals: Core Metadata Interest Group Virtual Interest Group Week

  • 1.  Call for Proposals: Core Metadata Interest Group Virtual Interest Group Week

    Posted Dec 14, 2020 10:08 AM
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    The ALA Core Metadata Interest Group seeks speakers to present at its meeting during the ALA Core Virtual Interest Group Week, held from February 1-5, 2021.

    The past year has necessitated changes to how we work. From working from home to budget shortages, new challenges and ways of working have transformed metadata workflows and how we approach our work. Have you implemented new tools or ideas to better suit the work from home environment? Are you experimenting with new approaches to metadata creation? If so, we want to hear from you! Consider submitting your proposal for a 15 minute presentation at the Core Metadata Interest Group session, followed by discussion.

    Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

    1. How the current environment has impacted your metadata projects or workflows

    2. New metadata projects that have emerged due to the pandemic

    3. Automated transcription

    4. Automatic image recognition (e.g. facial/object recognition)

    Please submit your proposal by emailing the Interest Group's Programming Co-chairs, Mingyan Li and Rachel Berman Turner, by Friday, December 25, 2020. The presenters will be notified of decisions by Friday, January 15th.

    Your proposal should include the following:

    The name, email, job title and affiliated institution of the presenter(s), the title of the presentation, and an abstract not to exceed 300 words.

    If you have any questions, feel free to contact Mingyan Li ( or Rachel Berman Turner (, Core MIG Programming Co-Chairs.

    The Metadata Interest Group meeting will take place during the 2021 ALA Core Virtual Interest Group Week on Tuesday, February 2, 2021, from 2:00-3:00 pm Eastern Time.
    Thank you,

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