Metadata Practices
On the Cutting Edge

May 20, 2004
Washington, DC

Thursday May 20, 9:15am -4:30pm

8:30-9:15         Registration and Coffee

9:15-9:25         Welcome and Introductions

9:25-10:00       Metadata Practice and Direction: a Community Perspective (revised)
                           Lorcan Dempsey, OCLC

10:00-10:30     Session 1

                        RSS: Really Simple Syndication - A Publisher's Perspective (revised)
                           Howard Ratner, Nature Publishing Group

10:30-10:45     Networking Break

10:45-noon     Session 2: Publisher and Library Issues:

                        New Developments Relating to Linking Metadata
                           Chuck Koscher, CrossRef

                        Metadata Standards for Managing and Discovering Image Collections
                           Oya Rieger, Cornell University Libraries

                        Addressing Metadata in the MPEG-21 and PDF-A ISO Standards (revised)
                           William G. LeFurgy, Library of Congress

1:00-2:15       Session 3: Digital Library Issues:

                        'M' is for Metadata: Emerging Standards from the Library of Congress:
                           Using MODS (Metadata Object Description Schema) for Rich Descriptive Data
                           Rebecca Guenther,
Library of Congress

                        The Metadata Encoding and Transmission Standard (METS)
                           Morgan Cundiff,
Library of Congress

                        ONIX for Serials and the NISO/EDItEUR Joint Working Party for the Exchange of
                           Serials Subscription Information (revised)
                           Nathan Robertson, Johns Hopkins University Libraries

2:15-3:30         Session 4: Metadata Quality and Interoperability

                        Metadata Interaction, Integration, and Interoperability
                           William Moen, University of North Texas

                        DSpace SIMILE: using semantic web technology for metadata support
                           MacKenzie Smith, MIT Libraries

                        Beyond Parsing: Metadata Quality Management (revised)
                           Bruce Rosenblum, Inera, Inc.

3:30-3:50         Networking Break 

3:50-4:30         Emerging Strategic Directions 

                          Jenny Walker, ExLibris-USA, a member of NISO's Standards Development
                           Committee (SDC) will lead a lively and informative discussion
                           with attendees, other SDC members, and the day's speakers
                           to address your questions and opportunities for standards
                           and best practices.