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.
August 30th, 2010
Presentation: Fall Research 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!
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.