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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

Agenda:

  • 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.

Cataloging Research Blitz at ALA Annual Conference

June 21, 2011
List of Presenters: ALA Research Blitz

For those attending the American Library Association (ALA) Conference, please come to play the Blitz! @ the Cataloging & Classification Research Interest Group on Sunday, June 26th from 10:30 a.m. to noon. The Blitz will be part of the Annual Conference in New Orleans, and will be held at the Sheraton Napoleon A1. School of Information and Library Science participants include Dr. Jane Greenberg, professor and director of the SILS Metadata Research Center; SILS alumna, Joyce Chapman; and SILS students Shay Beezley, Lauren Kage and Jessica Mlotkowski. More information can be found here.

Diane Hillmann, distinguished guest, to talk about RDA, FRBR, and the Dublin Core Metadata Initiative’s support for RDA vocabularies

What: 2010 Open Metadata Class / Cataloging Research Blitz number 3
Who: Diane I. Hillmann, Director of Metadata Initiatives, Information Institute of Syracuse; and Partner, Metadata Management Associates
When: Monday, December 6, 12:30-1:30, with a reception to follow
Where: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Wilson Library, Pleasants Family Assembly Room

Title: RDA (Resource Description and Access): Beyond Cataloging Rules
Abstract: RDA is more than a set of cataloging rules; it is an implementation of a new model of bibliographic data based on the entities and relationships that are defined in the Functional Requirements for Bibliographic Records (FRBR). This new model is highly compatible with the concepts underlying the Semantic Web and provides libraries with a unique opportunity to be part of the growing web of data. Hillmann will describe the work done by the DCMI/RDA Task Group to build the RDA Vocabularies, related work done by TG co-chair Gordon Dunsire on the IFLA vocabularies: ISBD, FRBR, FRAD and FRSAR, and the implications of that work for libraries.

Biographical Note: Diane Hillmann is currently a partner in the consulting firm Metadata Management Associates and Director of Metadata Initiatives at the Information Institute of Syracuse. From 1977 to 2008 she was associated with Cornell University Library, as a Law cataloger, technical services manager, and manager of authorities and maintenance processes for the Cornell Library’s database. She also participated in the Cornell portion of the National Science Digital Library Core Infrastructure as Director of Library Services and Operations between 2000-2005. Diane was a liaison to and member of MARBI from the late 1980′s to 2000, specializing in the Holdings and Authorities formats, which lead to her early participation in the Dublin Core Metadata Initiative. She is currently a member of the DCMI Advisory Board, was co-Program Chair for the DC-2010 conference in Pittsburgh, and continues as co-chair of the DCMI/RDA Task Group. She was formerly editor of “Using Dublin Core” and a charter member of the DCMI Usage Board. Diane edited (with Elaine Westbrooks) “Metadata in Practice,” published by ALA Editions (2004) and publishes frequently on digital library and metadata issues in the Metadata Matters blog.

Supported by the SILS Metadata Research Center and the University of North Carolina Libraries.

Fall Cataloging Research Blitz: Second in a Series

August 30th, 2010
Presentation: Fall Research Blitz

Fall Cataloging Blitz

On a hot summer day in Chapel Hill, blitzers presented their research to a crowd of almost fifty students, faculty, library staff and visitors at Davis Library. The three-minute blitzes covered a wide range of research areas including geotagging, ebook collection coverage, information visualization, non-traditional cataloging, folksonomies, and metadata quality. A list of particpants from the UNC Libraries, SILS and RENCI and their presentations are now available.

The Fall Research Cataloging Blitz was the second in a three-part series that celebrates 2010, as the “Year of Cataloging Research.” The UNC Libraries and School of Information and Library Science (SILS) Metadata Research Center coordinated the event. Margaretta J. Yarborough, head of Resource Description and Management, and Dr. Jane Greenberg, SILS professor and director of the Metadata Research Center, UNC Libraries organized and kicked-off the blitz, as well as the social meet and greet activities afterward.

The final blitz will be held on December 6th, 2010, focusing on Resource Description and Access (RDA). Please join us for a presentation by special guest Diane Hillmann, Director of Metadata Initiatives at the Information Institute of Syracuse and partner in the consulting firm Metadata Management Associates. We hope to see you there!

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.