Friday, November 14, 2008

CFP: NRMIG ALA Annual 09 Program on Workflow Tools for Automating Metadata Creation and Maintenance

CFP: NRMIG ALA Annual 09 Program on Workflow Tools for Automating Metadata Creation and Maintenance

ALCTS NRMIG (Networked Resources and Metadata Interest Group) invites your proposal to participate in a program on workflow tools for digital libraries, to take place at the ALA Annual Conference in Chicago, July 9-15, 2009.

With the increasing volume of digital content that libraries are creating and maintaining, long-term data curation is emerging as a key consideration for the profession. In order to support data preservation and re-use on a local level, as well as facilitate resource sharing, library professionals need practical tools to help them efficiently manage large volumes of data over time. What types of tools and techniques do you utilize to automate the creation and maintenance of metadata?

Presentations should focus on current practices and new technologies, and include concrete demonstrations and/or examples of automated workflow tools and techniques employed at a local level or in collaborative endeavors. Specific implementations may cover a wide range of topics, including but not limited to:
-Digital preservation of assets and collections
-Data production, or validation of metadata, to comply with a particular schema or protocol
-Data migration / interoperability across systems or applications
-Interoperability, data harvesting, e.g., for resource sharing
-Data production in distributed environments
-Open source or proprietary software tools
-Tips or techniques for working with particular standards and protocols

The program forum will be a panel, in which each participant has from 20-30 minutes to present, followed by a Q & A period at the end of the program. To submit a proposal for presentation, please email a brief description of your proposed topic to Joanna Burgess at by November 21, 2008.

Thank you,

Joanna Burgess, NRMIG Program Planning Co-chair
Jennifer Roper, NRMIG Program Planning Co-chair

Jennifer O'Brien Roper
Head, Cataloging and Metadata Services
University of Virginia Library