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The ALCTS Metadata Interest Group seeks presentation proposals for the program "Metadata Services for Research Data Management" 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.
Librarians continue to engage in active partnerships with researchers who seek assistance in describing and organizing their data to meet federal mandates and to promote the discoverability and preservation of their work. This session will examine different ways that librarians collaborate with researchers to manage and curate research data.
Potential topics could include:
* Creation of metadata workflows or tools for discipline-based metadata schema and repositories (internal and external)
* Utilization of emerging metadata schema, including the semantic web, to describe research data
* Implementation of metadata consultation services for researchers.
Participants will gain awareness of the current issues surrounding metadata services for research data management and identify different methods and approaches for working with researchers and the metadata they generate.
The deadline for proposals is December 5, 2014. Proposals may be submitted through this form : http://goo.gl/forms/PSd2yrSMof
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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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