*Please give us your thoughts at **. *

At the *Digital Library Federation Forum* coming up in Baltimore, there will
be a working session *“Moving Forward: Examining the Needs to Re-tool the
LAMs Data.”*  (That’s “LAM” as in libraries, archives and museums.)   It is
one in a track of four related sessions to explore the how the movement to
web-friendly metadata and/or linked open data will affect libraries,
archives and museums.  The results of this session will feed into CURATEcamp
immediately following the DLF Forum.

The intent of this workshop is to* **identify needs* *to manipulate or
repurpose metadata* that 1) require a bit more scripting or programming
savvy than many metadata librarians have, 2) could benefit staff at multiple
institutions and 3) can be developed and used uncoupled from specific local
infrastructures. The full description <> of the session
is on the DLF web site.

*The organizers would like your help in three ways:*

·        * **Identifying use
* – Are there situations where you know how you would like to change your
metadata, but lack the tools or experience to make those changes happen?
Tell us about them.

·        * **Inventorying
* – What tools have you found helpful in manipulating your metadata (for
example, people have suggested MARCedit, ImageMagick, and Oxygen.)

·         *Listing pools of data*
What databases would you like to draw on to enrich your data? For example,
VIAF and

Help us make the most productive use of the energy at this gathering of
catalogers and coders!

*Please give us your thoughts at ** and
we'll bring them to the meeting on November 1, 2011.*

Use the comment option on the blog and go to town!

Thank you!

Robin Wendler, Harvard University and co-conspirator Suzanne Pilsk,
Smithsonian Institution

Robin Wendler

Harvard University Library

90 Mt. Auburn St.

Cambridge, MA 02138


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Suzanne C. Pilsk

Smithsonian Institution Libraries

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Washington, DC 20013-7012

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