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The ALCTS Metadata Interest Group seeks presentation proposals for the program “Assessing Metadata Staffing and Workflows” during the ALCTS Virtual Preconference "Planning for the Evolving Role of Metadata Librarians" prior to the 2015 ALA Annual Meeting in San Francisco, CA. This program is scheduled to take place during the week of June 1st (specific days during the week of June 1st will be determined at a later date in consultation with speaker availability). Presentations are 30 minutes in total -- 20 minutes for the presentation, 10 minutes for questions.
Many metadata programs have moved beyond the beginning stages of developing workflows for digital library content. Planning for future development requires analyzing current costs and workflows. This program will discuss ways in which metadata creators and coordinators gather, assess, and report metrics in order to evaluate staffing and workflows.
Potential topics could include:
· determining adequate staffing needs
· allocating staff time for current and new initiatives (such as data management or linked data projects)
· conducting cost analysis for metadata creation
· streamlining and automating workflows.
Participants will be able to find practical ways to assess staffing needs, to calculate metadata creation costs, and to track and measure workflows.
The deadline for proposals is December 5, 2014. Proposals may be submitted through this form: http://goo.gl/forms/WmW2ImBg64
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ALCTS Metadata Interest Group Programming Chairs:
Santi Thompson, University of Houston
Liz Woolcott, Utah State University
Santi Thompson, Head of Digital Repository Services
University of Houston
A Carnegie-designated Tier One public research university
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