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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.”

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.

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.

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.