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Dr. Jane Greenberg wins 2010 Jesse H. Shera Award for Distinguished Published Research

April 22nd, 2010
Paper: Theoretical considerations of lifecycle modeling: An analysis of the Dryad repository demonstrating automatic metadata propagation, inheritance and value system adoption
Dr. Jane Greenberg, professor and director of the Metadata Research Center, of the School of Information and Library Science at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, has been awarded the 2010 Jesse H. Shera Award for Distinguished Published Research by the Library Research Round Table of the American Library Association (ALA).

Greenberg wrote the winning paper titled, “Theoretical considerations of lifecycle modeling: An analysis of the Dryad repository demonstrating automatic metadata propagation, inheritance and value system adoption”. The article explores lifecycle modeling for understanding metadata and reports the results of two extensive studies.
More information can be found here.

LOC guests visit seminar for Knowledge Organization at SILS

April 21st, 2010
Presentation: Barbara Tillet’s slides
Earlier in the afternoon, LOC guests participated in a “Seminar on Knowledge Organization” that Greenberg teaches annually. Tillett gave a presentation entitled, Building Blocks for the Future: Making Controlled Vocabularies Available for the Semantic Web, Summers spoke about linked data and Dechman followed Summers presentation demonstrating the LOC Authorities and Vocabularies service moving towards linked data. Greenberg opened her class to members of the UNC library community.

A Cataloging Research Blitz: Celebrating 2010 as the Year of Cataloging Research!

April 19th, 2010
Presentation: A Cataloging Research Blitz!!!

Library of Congress guests, SILS students and faculty, UNC Library staff and visitors from the Research Triangle Park and surrounding libraries came together for a celebration that featured a blitz on cataloging research. A list of the Blitzers can be found here. This was the first *blitz* of three (3), sponsored by the SILS Metadata Research Center and the UNC Libraries, to celebrate 2010 as the year of cataloging research.

Several SILS students and UNC library staff “blitzed” through their cataloging/metadata research, followed by a reception.

Library of Congress guests included:
~ Barbara B Tillett, Chief, Policy and Standards Division, LC

~ Libby Dechman, Senior Policy Specialist, LC

~ Ed Summers, Software Developer/Librarian, LC

More information on the event can be found here.

Lee Dirks, Director of Education & Scholarly Communications in Microsoft’s External Research division, presents on innovative technology for scholarly communication

April 14, 2010
The SILS/Metadata Research Center and the UNC Scholarly Communications Group hosted a special session with Lee Dirks of Microsoft.
PDF: The MSR Scholarly Communication Fact Sheet May09
Presentation: Transforming Scholarly Communication
Date/time/place: Wednesday, April 14, 2010, 10:00-11:00 AM/UNC Manning Hall, Room 01
Abstract: Lee Dirks leads a team that serves as a critical link between academia and Microsoft product groups developing scholarly communication technologies. Their aim is to: (1) Optimize for data-driven research and science; (2) Enable broad community engagement through greater interoperability; (3) Help ensure that data storage is reliable and secure for the long term; (4) Build on existing community protocols, practices and guidelines; (5) Harness collective intelligence through social networking and intelligence through social networking and semantic knowledge discovery. Lee’s presentation will provide an overview of the recent accomplishments and work in progress with institutions around the world as well as our vision and some future plans.