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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


  • 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.

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.

LOC guests visit seminar for Knowledge Organization at SILS

April 21st, 2010
Presentation: Barbara Tillet’s slides
Earlier in the afternoon, LOC guests participated in a “Seminar on Knowledge Organization” that Greenberg teaches annually. Tillett gave a presentation entitled, Building Blocks for the Future: Making Controlled Vocabularies Available for the Semantic Web, Summers spoke about linked data and Dechman followed Summers presentation demonstrating the LOC Authorities and Vocabularies service moving towards linked data. Greenberg opened her class to members of the UNC library community.

SILS’ annual Open Metadata Class, sponsored by the Metadata Research Center

November 30, 2009
This year’s distinguished guest is Matt Jones, Director of Informatics Research and Development, National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis, UC Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara

Presentation: Beyond discovery: Using Metadata to Drive Scientific Data Integration and Analysis

Date/time/place: November 30, 2009, 2:00-3:15, UNC Campus, Undergraduate Library, Room 205
Biographical Note: Matthew Jones is the Director of Informatics Research and Development at the National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis at UC Santa Barbara. His research addresses the management, integration, analysis, and modeling of heterogeneous data. Recent projects have produced effective new techniques for information management and analysis. Jones co-founded the Knowledge Network for Biocomplexity (KNB), a long-term data archive of environmental data sets. He contributed to the creation and ratification of the Ecological Metadata Language and the Biological Data Profile metadata standards. Recent projects focus on Kepler, an open-source scientific workflow system that Jones co-founded with other researchers; DataONE, a global data repository aimed to promote access to data about life on earth and the environment; and SONet, an effort to achieve environmental data interoperability through semantic modeling of scientific observations. Jones has a B.A. degree in ecology from Dartmouth College, and a M.S. in Zoology from the University of Florida.