Join the ALCTS Metadata Interest Group during ALA Midwinter Meeting in Denver to hear project updates about two IMLS-funded grants on Sunday February 11th from 8:30-10:00 am in Room 703 during our regular scheduled meeting.  Ayla Stein-Metadata Librarian from University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign will be giving a presentation on the current work the Digital Library Federation Assessment Interest Group has been doing to create a framework to measure digital object reuse.  Chew Chiat Naun- Head of Metadata Creation from Harvard University will discuss current work being done to share and scale local name authorities.  Looking forward to seeing you all in Denver.  Be sure to add this event to your ALA Conference Scheduler.

Ayla Stein

Metadata Librarian

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Title: Developing A Framework for Measuring Reuse of Digital Objects: Project Update at the Metadata Interest Group, ALA Midwinter 2018

Abstract: Content reuse, or how often and in what ways digital library materials are utilized and repurposed, is a key indicator of the impact and value of a digital collection. Traditional library analytics focus almost entirely on simple access statistics, which do not show how users utilize or transform unique materials digital collections. This lack of distinction, combined with a lack of standardized assessment approaches, makes it difficult to develop user-responsive collections or highlight the value of these materials. The grant project, Developing a Framework for Measuring Reuse of Digital Objects, an IMLS-funded project (LG-73-17-0002-17) by the Digital Library Federation Assessment Interest Group, is working to address this critical area. This presentation will illustrate the variety of ways digital library objects (including metadata) are being reused; share the results of the grant team’s work, including preliminary findings from the initial survey results as well as in-person and virtual focus groups sessions. The presentation will conclude with the team’s early findings and will engage the audience to contribute their feedback on the project and deliverables.

Chew Chiat Naun

Head, Metadata Creation

Harvard University

Title: National Strategy for Shareable Local Name Authorities

Abstract: Libraries create local authorities to serve a variety of purposes, usually within an institutional

context. It is becoming increasingly evident, however, that identities have much greater potential value if they can be shared. The IMLS Shareable Authorities forum brought together representatives from a wide range of stakeholders to explore themes including minimum viable specifications, data provider obligations, and reconciliation as a service. The objective of the forum is to identify services and practices that will be needed, and assumptions that will have to be made - or changed - to allow authorities to work across domains and at scale.

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