CFP: Metadata and Indicators for Open Access (2014 Annual – LV, NV)

The ALCTS Metadata Interest Group seeks proposals for presentations for the program “Metadata and Indicators for Open Access” at the ALA Annual Meeting 2014 in Las Vegas, NV. This program is scheduled on Saturday, June 28, 2014 from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Presentations are 30 minutes in total — 20 minutes for the presentation, 10 minutes for questions.

This program addresses metadata needs of open access (OA) materials and the use of visual indicators to help users determine their access rights.

Presenters may discuss:

  • use of existing or new vocabularies, schema, and other projects, such as Crossmark, JISC/UKOLN’s Vocabularies for OA, and ONIX-PL in library systems
  • use of OA vocabularies and schema for faculty consultation and education related to scholarly communication, author’s rights, and open access
  • studies of OA indicator use and successes/failures

All presentations at ALA Annual Las Vegas 2014 will be recorded. Speaker agreements will be forwarded to all speakers and will require consent for video recording.

The deadline for proposals is December 9, 2013.  Proposals may be submitted through this form:

If you have any difficulties with this form, please feel free to submit your proposals directly by email to<>

Thank you!

ALCTS Metadata Interest Group Programming Chairs:
Ivey Glendon, University of Virginia
Santi Thompson, University of Houston

About Jason Kovari

Jason Kovari is Head of Metadata Services and Web Archivist at Cornell University. Prior to this role, Kovari worked as Metadata Librarian for Humanities and Special Collections at Cornell University and Special Collections Digital Initiatives Librarian for the University of Mississippi (updated June 2014).
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