Next meeting: Where might we end up?

In the final part of our series, Past, Present, Future: Understanding Technological Contexts for Metadata Creation at IUB Libraries, we will look at what’s on the horizon for metadata standards in general (BIBFRAME, EAD3) as well as technology stacks to be implemented at IU (DSI, Hydra, Kuali OLE, etc.).When technologies change, what are the workflow implications for library metadata creation and maintenance? What advances might we see in discoverability of library resources? Does technological development affect cataloging practice?

Join us to discuss!

DATE: Tuesday, May 12
TIME: 9-10 am
PLACE: Wells Library Room 043
TOPIC: Part III: Where might we end up?
MODERATOR: Jennifer Liss

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Next meeting: Metadata and Discovery Layers

Join the next Metadata Discussion Group meeting for a look at metadata and discovery layers. While we often talk about the need for metadata standards to share our information, discovery layers – meant to help users search, browse, and find what they need within our collections – often don’t really care about a metadata standard as long as the metadata coming in is consistently identifiable for that discovery layer’s index.

Indexing using Apache’s Solr search platform is a common method to provide faceted searching and browsing in many library/online resource contexts (IUCAT, the IUB Libraries’ web site, and Media Collections Online all have Solr indexes behind them, for example). The source of metadata that feeds each of the indexes in those examples is different, however. We’ll take a look at how these sites are handling discovery differently while using similar tools and what it could mean in terms of discovery to combine these different types of library data sets.

DATE: Tuesday, November 11
TIME: 9-10am
PLACE: Wells Library Room 043
TOPIC: Metadata and Discovery Layers
MODERATOR: Julie Hardesty

For examples of what others are doing along these routes, you can take a look at UW-Madison Libraries and Stanford University Libraries discovery layers, paying particular attention to how they provide discovery and access to collections available online.

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