Core Metadata Interest Group

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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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Survey Regarding Content Advisories for Cultural Heritage Materials

  • 1.  Survey Regarding Content Advisories for Cultural Heritage Materials

    Posted Apr 03, 2024 01:37 PM

    Dear Colleagues,

    We are sending this request to invite information professionals (library, archives, museum staff) who work with primary source materials to participate in a survey research study to learn about how libraries describe and contextualize primary source materials that contain potentially difficult content. This research is being conducted by a team at the University of North Texas Libraries, and it is entitled "Investigating Descriptive Practices for Potentially Harmful Cultural Heritage Materials." We would greatly appreciate you providing your input as an information professional through the online survey linked below. The survey will take approximately 15 to 20 minutes to complete.

    You might want to participate in this research study if you want to share your views, knowledge, or experience as an information professional who works with primary source materials. You will not receive compensation for participation, beyond contributing to knowledge in the wider profession. You may not choose to participate if you are not an information professional who works with primary source materials at your institution.

    Please click here to access the survey link in English:

    The survey will close on April 12, 2024. We appreciate your time spent completing this survey.


    Sarah Lynn Fisher - Digital Collections Librarian

    Ana Krahmer, Ph.D. - Director, Digital Newspaper Unit

    William Hicks – Head, User Interfaces Unit

    Bree'ya Brown – Digital Archivist

    Daniel Esparza – Student Investigator

    University of North Texas Libraries

    Sarah Fisher
    Digital Collections Librarian
    University of North Texas Libraries