Title: OPTIMIZING METADATA GENERATION PRACTICES
Event: ALCTS CCS Cataloging & Classification Research Discussion Group
When and where: Saturday, June 26, 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., Crowne Plaza
Universal, Salon C.
Discussion Leader: Jane Greenberg, Associate Professor, University of
North Carolina, School of Information and Library Science (UNC/SILS)
Metadata has been identified as an important means for enhancing Web
resource discovery. Despite this recognition, implementation of metadata
solutions has been slow due to a number of factors, including
uncertainty about "who should create metadata" and "which generation
processes" to apply.
Jane Greenberg, Associate Professor, UNC/SILS, will address these
questions at the Cataloging & Classification Research Discussion Group.
She will provide an overview of the Metadata Generation Research (MGR)
project ( <http://www.ils.unc.edu/mrc/mgr_index.htm>
http://www.ils.unc.edu/mrc/mgr_index.htm), a collaboration between
UNC/SILS and the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences
(NIEHS), through which she is developing a model to facilitate the most
efficient and effective means of generation metadata; and the AMeGA
(Automatic Metadata Generation Applications) project (
http://www.ils.unc.edu/mrc/amega.htm), which is identifying functional
requirements for applications supporting automatic metadata generation
in the library / bibliographic control community. The AMeGA project is
being conducted in connection Section 4.2 of the Library of Congress
Bibliographic Control Action Plan (
There will be a brief business meeting before the session on metadata.
All are welcome!
Database Management Librarian/LIMS Coordinator
Albin O. Kuhn Library & Gallery
University of Maryland, Baltimore County
1000 Hilltop Circle, Baltimore, MD 21250