Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Call for proposals: ALA Annual 2012 Metadata Interest Group

Call for proposals: ALA Annual 2012 Metadata Interest Group

ALCTS' Metadata Interest Group seeks proposals for presentations for a data management program at the ALA Annual Meeting 2012 in Anaheim, CA.

This program will delve into various aspects of data management and its implications for libraries. We are seeking implementation examples of:

What types of data management services will be provided to the academic institution as a whole?
How much responsibility do libraries have?
What role will metadata librarians and metadata take?
What are the digital preservation issues?
What role will IT take in relation to libraries concerning data management?

Proposal ideas could include:

Data management plans
Development of data management teams
Data management standards and guidelines development for researchers Examples of metadata manipulation, schema, and management for datasets Examples of digital preservation efforts for data sets IT and library collaborations in effort to manage data

To submit a proposal, please complete the form available at:

The deadline for proposals is February 2, 2012.

If you have any difficulties with this form, please feel free to submit your proposals directly by email to

Thank you!

ALCTS Metadata Interest Group Programming Chairs:
Amanda Harlan, Baylor University
Meghan Finch, Wayne State University