From Jane Greenberg; apologies for cross-posting.
**Metadata Tools for Digital Resource Repositories Workshop**
Thursday, June 15, 2006, 8:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
This is an open call to participate in the Metadata Tools for Digital
Resource Repositories Workshop
(http://ils.unc.edu/mrc/jcdl_2006_tools_workshop.html) at JCDL: 2006 in
Chapel Hill, NC, USA.
Metadata tools are vital for DLs (digital library) and digital resource
repository growth. Sharable ontologies and metadata schemas supporting a
wide range of functions have helped initiate tool development. The DL
community needs to share developments, knowledge, and evaluation
methodologies specific to DL metadata tools. This workshop will facilitate
dialog among people interested in metadata tools including, but not limited
to users, tool developers, and companies. The workshop seeks to improve
communication in the DL/metadata tool community and advance the
state-of-the-art for tools in this environment. Specific objectives are
1. Communicate challenges and solutions specific DL metadata tools and
software, including metadata creation, management, preservation, display,
and retrieval issues.
2. Exhibit a range of tools developed to aid creators, managers, and users
of information systems, specifically in their work with metadata schemas
3. Foster discussion between software developers, DL leaders, digital
collection managers and application users.
**Participation & Exhibitors Call**
Participation is open for general workshop attendance. We invite users,
researchers, tool developers and companies. We are also seeking
participants who plan to exhibit their tools in the Tools Exhibition part
of the workshop.
Exhibitors need to submit a brief abstract about the functionalities and
special features of their application to be shared with workshop
participants.Deadline for submission: May 15, 2006. Notification, May 20,
2006. Exhibitors should submit a brief abstract about the functionalities
and special features of their application to Thomas Severiens: severiens
AT mathematik.uni-osnabrueck.de, or Jane Greenberg: janeg AT ils.unc.edu.
Early registration deadline: May 15, 2006
Regular registration deadline: May 25, 2006
Deadline for Exhibitors' Proposals: May 15, 2006
The preliminary schedule for the workshop is available at:
You can register at the JCDL website at:
Date: Thursday, June 15, 2006
Time: 8:30 a.m. -- 5:00 p.m.
Location: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (Room location to
Registration cost: ASIST, IEEE or ACM Members: $140.00; Non-members:
$200.00; Student Members: $95.00; Student Non-members: $120.00; Other:
Workshop Co-Chairs: Jane Greenberg, Associate Professor and Director,
Metadata Research Center, School of Information and Library Science,
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, (janeg AT ils.unc.edu), and
Thomas Severiens, Researcher and Project Manager Fachbereich
Mathematik/Informatik, Universitat Osnabruck, (severiens AT