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ALA ALCTS CCS CCRDG Meeting Announcement Janet Lee Smeltzer 17 Jun 2004 16:50 UTC


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)

Session Abstract:

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 ( <>, 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 (
<>, 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!

Janet Lee-Smeltzer

Database Management Librarian/LIMS Coordinator

Albin O. Kuhn Library & Gallery

University of Maryland, Baltimore County

1000 Hilltop Circle, Baltimore, MD 21250

Phone: 410-455-6814

Fax: 410-455-1598