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We Can Do It, You Can Too! Metadata Automation for Everyone

Tuesday, June 7 - Wednesday, June 8


June 7 and 8, the Association for Library Collections and Technical Services (ALCTS) will host a virtual preconference that will bring the conference experience to you.  We Can Do ItYou Can TooMetadata Automation For Everyone is a two-day virtual preconference that consists of two 90-minute sessions on automating descriptive metadata creation and automating legacy data cleanup projects. Registration is open, so sign up early to make sure you get a spot.


As the pressure mounts to “digitize all the things!," the need to upload new digital material quickly, efficiently and accurately while maintaining established standards for discovery and interoperability becomes essential.   This virtual preconference, which takes place June 7-8, will explore methods for meeting these expectations including leveraging existing archival data, batch processing, vocabulary reconciliation and other techniques.


Session 1

Automating Descriptive Metadata Creation: Tools and Workflows

Tuesday, June 71 – 2:30 p.m. Central, 2 – 3:30 p.m. Eastern, noon – 1:30 p.m. Mountain, 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Pacific

Topics and Presenters:


Session 2

Automating Legacy Data Cleanup Projects

Wednesday, June 81 – 2:30 p.m. Central, 2 – 3:30 p.m. Eastern, noon – 1:30 p.m. Mountain, 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Pacific

Topics and Presenters:


For more information about what will be presented, visit the ALCTS Conference web site.


Registration Fees

Individual Registration
ALCTS member or international member: $69 entire preconference; $43 for one session
Non-member: $95 entire preconference; $59 for one session

Group Registration (Group of people that will watch the webinar together from one access point)
ALCTS member (group leader): $159 entire preconference; $99 for one session
Non-member (group leader): $206 entire preconference; $129 for one session

The sessions are recorded and the one-time registration fee includes unlimited access to the session recording.


How to Register

To register for the entire virtual preconference or one session, complete the online registration form.

For questions about registration, contact ALA Registration at 1-800-545-2433 and press 5 or email registration@ala.org.


For all other questions or comments related to this virtual preconference and other ALCTS webinars, contact Julie Reese, ALCTS Continuing Education and Program Manager, at 1-800-545-2433, ext. 5034 or jreese@ala.org.


ALCTS is the national association for information providers who work in collections and technical services, such as acquisitions, cataloging, collection development, preservation and continuing resources in digital and print formats. ALCTS is a division of the American Library Association. 

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