[Eril-l] ALCTS e-Forum: Metadata Application Profiles for Creating Library Data

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ALCTS e-Forum: Metadata Application Profiles for Creating Library Data

January 7-8, 2020

Moderated by Theo Gerontakos, Crystal Clements, and Ben Riesenberg

Please join us for an e-forum discussion. It’s free and open to everyone!

Registration information is at the end of the message.

Each day, discussion begins and ends at:

Pacific: 7 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Mountain: 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Central: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Eastern: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Metadata application profiles are used for the production of library data,
and often play a significant role in structuring the data used in
libraries. They can take many forms, including human-readable documents and
machine-actionable profiles. Drafting profiles can be done using word
processors, for example, or in integrated development environments for the
purpose of use with computer applications. They can be written as free
text, or using a highly-structured syntax. They can be used with content
management systems, for creating linked data in the Web, or in a variety of
other metadata implementation scenarios. Join us for a discussion about the
past, present, and future of metadata application profiles.

In this e-Forum, attendees will explore:


   What a metadata application profile (MAP) is

   What tasks an application profile can be used to accomplish

   Past and current practices for creating and using MAPs


Theo Gerontakos is the Interim Head of the Metadata and Cataloging
Initiatives at the University of Washington Libraries. He has been a
Metadata Librarian since 2001. He is currently designing methods for
automating metadata application profiles, is helping develop UW Libraries'
RDA application profile, and regularly consults on projects that require
metadata assistance.

Crystal Clements is a Science Cataloger at the University of Washington
Libraries. She has been working on local RDA-compatible metadata
application profiles as part of the UW’s LD4P2 Subgrant Project over the
past year, and is interested in practical library applications of linked
data technologies.

Ben Riesenberg is a Metadata Librarian at the University of Washington
Libraries. He has created and adapted application profiles for use in
digital collections and open data publishing, and is currently part of the
team working to implement RDA application profiles for cataloging in a
linked-data environment at the UW Libraries.

What Is an e-Forum?

An ALCTS e-forum provides an opportunity for librarians to discuss matters
of interest, led by a moderator, through the e-forum discussion list. The
e-forum discussion list works like an email listserv: register your email
address with the list, and then you will receive messages and communicate
with other participants through an email discussion. Most e-forums last two
to three days. Registration is necessary to participate, but it's free.

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*Posted on behalf of the ALCTS Continuing Education Committee.*
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