Nov 11, 2019
The North Dakota State University Libraries seeks collaborative candidates for the position of Metadata and Cataloging Librarian.
Sep 19, 2019
Registration is now available for the 2019 Minitex Technical Services Symposium: Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Technical Services!
Jun 19, 2019
We've pulled together a list of some of the cataloging and metadata sessions offered at ALA Annual 2019. You will also find links to the full list at the bottom of this article.
Jun 18, 2019
On June 5, I traveled to Albuquerque, New Mexico to teach at the 2019 Summer Educaional Institute (SEI). SEI is a joint project of the Art Libraries Society of North America (ARLIS/NA) and the Visual Resources Association Foundation.
Guest webinar: Linking to the Future: the University of Minnesota and the Linked Data for Production Project
Mar 11, 2019
Linked Data for Production (LD4P) is a multi-year, Mellon-funded collaborative project to create infrastructure and best practices for the creation, migration, and discovery of library metadata in an RDF-based format. For phase 2 of the project, the LD4P partners issued an open call for libraries to join a cohort that will begin to produce linked data in a sandbox developed in cooperation with the PCC (Program for Cooperative Cataloging). The overarching goal of this phase of the project is to move closer to actual cataloging production workflows, and to begin in earnest the long-discussed transition from the MARC record. The University of Minnesota Libraries’ successful proposal focuses on the cataloging of artists’ books and fine press materials.
Jan 11, 2019
For purposes of discovery, the metadata supplied to libraries for e-book content must be complete, explicit and accurate. APIs have been constructed. Best practices have been identified. What are the gaps that still affect the user experience in identifying and navigating to needed content?
Jun 18, 2018
During the first week of June, I headed to Albuquerque, New Mexico to teach at the 2018 Summer Educational Institute (SEI). SEI is an annual, residential workshop co-sponsored by the Visual Resources Association Foundation and the Art Libraries Society of North America. SEI provides new and emerging information professionals with a substantive educational and professional development opportunity focused on digital collections, project management, digital preservation, intellectual property, digital humanities, and metadata for digital collections.
Apr 23, 2018
I am pleased to share the important work MDL recently completed in conjunction with a contractor at the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board. Lindsey Geyer's recent project addressed the name change from Lake Calhoun to Bde Maka Ska, and now the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board's records reflect that change. Here is Lindsey's account of this project.
Nov 29, 2017
My colleagues and I attended the November Amigos virtual conference Innovating with Metadata. The conference opened with a keynote address by Amanda Sprochi about the new International Federation of Library Associations (IFLA) Library Reference Model (LRM) and how it will have a major impact on RDA (Resource Description and Access). While there were several breakout sessions to follow, I would like to summarize one in particular: Analyzing Linked Data From and SEO Perspective. For several years I’ve been following developments in library linked data. This is one of the first speakers I’ve heard that analyzed library linked data from a search engine optimization perspective.
Aug 22, 2017
Text courtesy of Hamline University.
The Catalog and Metadata Librarian (CMDL) provides expertise in managing discoverable access to the collections of both the Bush Memorial Library and the University Archives.
Broad responsibilities include: