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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.

OCLC’s Ed O’Neill visits School of Information and Library Science

March, 2009

Ed O’Neill is a Senior Research Scientist, OCLC. His research focuses on authority control, subject analysis, database quality, preservation, and collection management. He joined the OCLC Research staff as a Senior Research Scientist in 1983, and served as co-acting Director of Research from 1993 until 1994.

Monday, March 23, Ed will visit Dr. Jane Greenberg’s Knowledge Organization seminar. In the afternoon, he will give a lecture entitled, “Building Collections Cooperatively: Analysis of Collection Use in the OhioLINK Library Consortium.”

Monday, March 23, 2009, 3:00-4:00 p.m
UNC’s Undergraduate Library, Room 205

With the increasing demand for resources and budget constraints, it is important for librarians to use data to make informed decisions. The OhioLINK consortium provides library resources statewide for 87 academic institutions in Ohio that serve 600,000 faculty, staff, students, and researchers. OhioLINK institutions are a diverse group of academic libraries; large research universities and small community colleges and include both public and private institutions.

The OhioLINK circulation records are the largest and most diverse set of book usage data ever gathered to study usage patterns in academic libraries and is breaking new ground in collection analysis at the consortial level.

The presentation will report on a large-scale study examining consortial usage and lending patterns. The planning, data collection, analysis, and significant findings will be discussed. The research questions to addressed include: 1) What types of materials are not used or are underused? 2) Are there similar usage and collection patterns between the large research universities and the small community colleges? 3) Are there too few books in some disciplines and too many in others? 4) Are the books appropriately distributed across institutions? 5) What books are the best candidates for remote or compact storage or alternate formats such as e-books?

OCLC Grant Will Allow Greenberg To Continue Metadata Research at NIEHS

January 30, 2002 [original release]

Dr. Jane Greenberg, an assistant professor at UNC-Chapel Hill’s School of Information and Library Science (SILS), has received a $10,000 grant for her research on metadata.

The Online Computing Library Center (OCLC), with assistance from the Association for Library and Information Science Education (ALISE), awarded funding for Greenberg’s proposal “Optimizing Metadata Creation: A Model for Integrating Human and Automatic Processes.”

Commonly defined as “data about data,” metadata facilitates the organization and access of information resources. It is of special significance to scientific organizations which are turning with increased frequency to the World Wide Web for disseminating and accessing information.

Greenberg said the OCLC grant allows her to continue her research examining scientists creating metadata at the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) in Research Triangle Park. An earlier phase of her research, “Metadata Generation for Web Resources,” was funded in July 2000 by Microsoft Corporation.

“I’m very excited to receive this grant because it allows me to examine another facet of metadata generation,” Greenberg said. “I am also pleased to be able to continue working with the NIEHS metadata team headed by [NIEHS Library Director] Dav Robertson, NIEHS library staff and several SILS student interns.”

The OCLC grant will allow Greenberg to examine the quality of data created by NIEHS scientists, professional catalogers and automatic processes. The goal of the research, she said, is to develop a model to facilitate the most efficient means of metadata production by integrating human and automatic processes.

Founded in 1967 by university presidents to share library resources and reduce library costs, OCLC introduced an online shared cataloging system for libraries in 1971 that today is used by libraries around the world. The mission of ALISE is to promote excellence in research, teaching and service for library and information science education. The NIEHS is one of 25 institutes and centers of the National Institutes of Health.