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.

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.