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Metadata Interest Group – Call for Nominations

Nominations are open for leadership roles in the ALCTS Metadata Interest Group! The ALCTS MIG welcomes nominations (feel free to nominate yourself!) for the following roles: Vice Chair/Chair Elect Program coordinator (2 people collaborate on programming, with overlap for one … Continue reading

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FAST and not so FAST faceting in digital collections

My library recently migrated away from a vendor-based digital asset management system to a homegrown system built with open source components. For additional background, check out this article in D-Lib, which addresses an aspect of the migration. We also recently … Continue reading

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OECD White Paper on Dataset Standards

This announcement is courtesy of Laura Cox. Paris, 20th April 2009, OECD has released a white paper, We Need Publishing Standards for Datasets and Data Tables, which examines the problems with current data discoverability and citations and the remedy in … Continue reading

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Survey for Challenges and Changes in Technical Services Division (TSD)

Myung-Ja (MJ) Han, Metadata Librarian, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, is working on a survey to learn about how other catalog departments are handling changes in their cataloging department and the responsibilities of metadata librarians. Before sending out the survey, … Continue reading

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