Bibliographic data is in the midst of a major transition. With the emergence of the semantic web, the very purpose of this data is evolving from an entity meant for interpretation by humans to one meant for interpretation by machines.
Karen Coyle, digital library consultant and bibliographic data expert, will discuss the future of metadata and its role in bibliographic data and the semantic web. Coyle will address what the major transformations in the use and structure of data already underway mean for libraries, and what librarians can do to prepare, adapt, and take advantage of new possibilities.
Open Q&A and discussion will follow the presentation.
Monday, March 15, 2010
Directions in Metadata with Karen Coyle is a free webinar offered by ALA.
Implications of MARC Tag Usage on Library Metadata Practice is a new report from OCLC.
This report presents the evidence gathered and analyzed by an RLG Partnership working group about MARC tag usage to inform library metadata practices, with a focus on machine applications.
The working group offers a set of factors to consider when making decisions about local MARC metadata practices in this report, as well as its views on MARC's future. In addition, the report includes recommendations for enhanced library data mining.