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If you work with metadata—or just want to learn more about it—you won’t want to miss NISO’s next virtual conference! Join us to hear about best practices and the latest challenges and developments in ensuring metadata quality.


Metadata and Discovery: Quality is Key

Wednesday, May 17, 2023, 12:00–4:00 pm EDT (US/Canada)

What is the role of metadata in discovery, access, and use? Is it working? Is our metadata satisfying the requirements of the rising population of students, readers, and researchers? How do content and platform providers ensure that their metadata is high quality? Who is responsible for assigning it and ensuring its interoperability across multiple systems?

Metadata is critical to success, but it is increasingly complicated to work with. For example, in addition to descriptive metadata, individuals may also need specific legal or administrative metadata in order to clarify appropriate rights for usage. This virtual conference will bring together experts from across the information community to discuss current behaviors, practices, and applications for metadata.

Preliminary Program (All times EDT, US/Canada)

12:00–12:05 pm Welcome by Todd Carpenter, NISO Executive Director

12:05–12:45 pm Opening Keynote - Joshua Tallent

12:45–1:15 pm   Foundations: Metadata Value - Heather Kotula 

1:15-1:45 pm     Foundation: Metadata Quality -  Nathan Putnam 

1:45–2:15 pm    Break 

2:15–2:40 pm    Audiovisual Content

2:40–3:05 pm   Multilingual Metadata - Farrah Lehman Den  

3:05–3:25 pm   AI Extraction – Ruth Pickering 

3:25–4:00 pm     Vision Interview & Conclusion

Confirmed speakers (others TBC) include Farrah Lehman Den, Associate Index Editor, MLA International Bibliography; Heather Kotula, VP of Marketing and Communications, Access Innovations, Inc.; Ruth Pickering; Nathan Putnam, Director of Data Quality & Governance, OCLC; Joshua Tallent, Director of Sales and Education, Firebrand Technologies; and Michelle Urberg, Client Success Manager, LibLynx.

Register here. Discounts available for NISO Voting/LSA members and NASIG members; full-time students, and unemployed/retired registrants.

Please visit our event page for more information, including updates on confirmed speakers. 

Don’t miss this opportunity to learn about a topic of critical importance to our community!


The NISO Team


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