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Metadata in a Digital Age:
New Models of Creation, Discovery, and Use

NISO Pre-conference at NASIG 2008
Wednesday, June 4, 2008
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. [lunch provided]

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Event Description
Metadata is critical to finding content. However, the expansion of digital content and rapid changes in access and use pose tremendous challenges to the effective organization, description, and management of this information. Established cataloging practices are changing to incorporate these new forms and increased segmentation of content, and at the same time we see new and changing structures for the creation and distribution of metadata. This session will discuss the role that metadata plays in the lifecycle of content, from publisher to end user, including looking at the shifting bibliographic supply chain, various needs that metadata answers, and questions around exchange processes and how different metadata is used.

Speakers include:

  • Kevin Cohn, Director of Client Services, Atypon Systems, Inc.
  • Les Hawkins, Serial Record Division, Library of Congress
  • Helen Henderson, Managing Director of Information Power, Ringgold
  • William Hoffman, Process Analyst, Swets
  • Renee Register, Global Product Manager, Cataloging Partnering, OCLC
  • Regina Reynolds, Head, U.S. ISSN Center, National Serials Data Program, Library of Congress
  • Steven C. Shadle, Serials Access Librarian, University of Washington

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