*Please give us your thoughts at *http://lamsmetadata.blogspot.com/*. * 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 <http://bit.ly/qtE4tG> of the session is on the DLF web site. *The organizers would like your help in three ways:* · * **Identifying use cases<http://lamsmetadata.blogspot.com/2011/10/metadata-use-cases.html> * – 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 tools<http://lamsmetadata.blogspot.com/2011/10/what-tools-help-you-manipulate-metadata.html> * – What tools have you found helpful in manipulating your metadata (for example, people have suggested MARCedit, ImageMagick, and Oxygen.) · *Listing pools of data* <http://lamsmetadata.blogspot.com/2011/10/data-sources.html>– What databases would you like to draw on to enrich your data? For example, VIAF and id.loc.gov. Help us make the most productive use of the energy at this gathering of catalogers and coders! *Please give us your thoughts at *http://lamsmetadata.blogspot.com/* 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 617-495-3724 [log in to unmask] Suzanne C. Pilsk Smithsonian Institution Libraries 10th & Constitution Avenues, NW, NH2207 MRC 154, P.O. Box 37012 Washington, DC 20013-7012 v. 202.633.1646 [log in to unmask] *P *Please consider the environment before printing this email.