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The ALCTS Metadata Interest Group invites speakers to present at the 2014 ALA Midwinter Meeting in Philadelphia on Sunday, January 26th from 8:30 to 10:00 am.  Presentations will be approximately 30 minutes, including Q&A.

Our charge is to provide a broad framework for information exchange on current research developments, tools, and activities affecting networked information resources and metadata; coordinates and actively participate in the development and review of standards concerning networked resources and metadata in conjunction with the divisions' committees and sections, other units within ALA, and relevant outside agencies; and develops programs and fosters and sponsors education and training opportunities that contribute to and enhance an understanding of networked resources and metadata, their identity, content, technology, access, control, and use.

Suggested topics include but are not limited to:

*Tools for metadata librarians, including those for creation and/or transformation
*Demos or light tutorials on tools
*Top-level overviews of tools/mechanisms for use in managing metadata
*Innovative workflow design focusing on the intersection of tools/mechanisms and staff education and training

Please email proposal abstracts to program co-chairs by Wednesday, October 30th, 2013.  Please contact us with questions.  Thank you!

Program co-chairs,

Ivey Glendon
Metadata Librarian
University of Virginia Library
(434) 243-0634 | [log in to unmask]

Santi Thompson
Metadata & Digitization Operations Coordinator
University of Houston Library
(713) 743-9685 | [log in to unmask]

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