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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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Seeking new Metadata Interest Group liaison to the Committee on Cataloging: Description and Access

  • 1.  Seeking new Metadata Interest Group liaison to the Committee on Cataloging: Description and Access

    Posted Jan 13, 2015 02:20 PM

    Updated: Congratulations to Jessica Hayden, the Metadata Interest Group's new liaison to the CC:DA!


     


    Are you looking for a new way to get involved in ALA while
    representing the interests of the metadata community? Consider serving
    as the Metadata Interest Group liaison to the ALCTS/CaMMS/Committee on
    Cataloging: Description and Access!

    CC:DA provides expertise on matters concerning descriptive cataloging
    in order to formulate official ALA positions on cataloging policies
    and standards and also to speak for ALA on issues related to
    descriptive cataloging.

    From the CC:DA Orientation Doc <http://alcts.ala.org/ccdablog/?p=185>:

    The role of liaisons is to represent various cataloging communities
    by: (1) keeping the members of those communities informed of
    activities relating to descriptive cataloging; (2) consulting members
    of those communities on relevant issues that come before CC:DA; (3)
    contributing their knowledge and opinions, as well as the knowledge
    and opinions of the communities they represent to CC:DA discussions;
    and (4) participating on CC:DA Task Forces.

    The Metadata Interest Group liaison would provide a vital voice in
    bringing descriptive cataloging policy and practices into the linked
    data world. Liaisons are expected to attend two half-day meetings at
    both Midwinter and Annual (currently Saturday afternoon and Monday
    morning), with the necessary prep work of reviewing documents that
    will be presented and discussed at those meetings, plus following and
    participating in the Committee's online discussions during much of the
    rest of the year.

    Interested in learning more? Ready to volunteer? Please contact me
    <jdmiller@gmail.com> or Robert Rendall <rr2205@columbia.edu>, the
    chair of the CC:DA. More information about CC:DA can be found at
    <http://www.ala.org/alcts/mgrps/camms/cmtes/ats-ccscat>.

    And a huge thanks to Nathan Putnam for his time (4 years!) as the
    former Metadata Interest Group liaison to the CC:DA!



  • 2.  RE: Seeking new Metadata Interest Group liaison to the Committee on Cataloging: Description and Access

    Posted Mar 05, 2015 01:59 PM

    Sounds cool! What would I have to do?



  • 3.  RE: Seeking new Metadata Interest Group liaison to the Committee on Cataloging: Description and Access

    Posted Mar 05, 2015 02:59 PM

    Hi Elizabeth! Thanks for your interest, but we've already chosen someone for the role. Sorry, I should've updated the post earlier to reflect that fact.