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MRC Research Assistants appointed to ALCTS and MLA working groups

We are pleased to announce that Metadata Research Center Research Assistants Chelcie Rowell, MSIS ’13 and Jane Smith, MSIS ’13 have recently been appointed as members of working groups in professional organizations related to their interests.

Chelcie will serve as the co-chair of the Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) Intellectual Access to Preservation Metadata Interest Group from 2013 through 2015. The purpose of the Intellectual Access to Preservation Metadata Interest Group is to “organize speakers to discuss preservation metadata topics of interest to the group; evaluate and document practices related to preservation metadata standards; and encourage and recognize innovation and motivate practitioners to adopt new and improved practices.”

Jane will serve as a member of the Music Library Association (MLA) Bibliographic Control Committee (BCC) Subject Access Subcommittee beginning this year. The purpose of the subcommittee is “to formulate MLA policy on all matters related to access to music materials via subject, including document classification, thesauri of indexable terms, and capabilities for subject access to online bibliographic records.”

Merry Metadata Mania

What: 2012 Open Metadata Class
Who: Jane Greenberg and the SILS Fall 2012 Metadata class
When: Wednesday, December 5, 1:00-2:30 PM, with a reception to follow
Where: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Davis Library, Rm. 214


  • Jane Greenberg: metadata highlights as a Catedrática de Excelencia, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (UC3M)…and…a few observations on life-in-Spain.
  • Metadata mania: SILS students share about their “amazing” final paper/projects/activities in the metadata class.
  • Metadata R&D shout-it-out: from the audience, hoping to have a few attendees “shout-it-out” about a current metadata related R&D activity.

Dr. Jane Greenberg awarded the 2012 Margaret Mann Citation

February 23, 2012

The Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) has announced that Dr. Jane Greenberg, professor at the School of Information and Library Science (SILS) at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, is the recipient of the 2012 Margaret Mann Citation presented by its Cataloging and Metadata Management Section (CaMMS). The Mann Citation will be presented at the ALCTS Awards Ceremony on June 24, 2012 at the American Library Association Annual Conference in Anaheim, Calif.

The Mann Citation, recognizing outstanding professional achievement in cataloging or classification, includes a $2,000 scholarship donated in the recipient’s honor by OCLC, Inc. to the library school of the winner’s choice. Greenberg has chosen SILS to be the recipient of this year’s scholarship award. More information can be found here.

Metadata Marathon

October 19, 2011

In celebration of the Metadata Research Center’s 5 year anniversary, we will be hosting a Metadata Marathon. Join us for lunch and an afternoon of metadata-focused discussion including lightning talks from metadata experts, breakout groups to discuss the future of metadata research needs, and the opportunity to participate in a published report.

Automating the Buzz – HIVE: Helping Interdisciplinary Vocabulary

July 6, 2011

The HIVE project was featured in this SILS announcement.