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Metadata and Digital Object Roundtable Meeting
Wednesday, August 27, 2008 - 3:15 PM-5:15 PM
The Metadata and Digital Object Roundtable annual meeting will be Wednesday, August 27, from 3:15 to 5:15 p.m., as part of the SAA annual meeting in San Francisco. Please join us for a lively debate of this resolution:
Resolved: A repository that adapts, alters or modifies metadata standards to fit practical realities (for example, to implement a particular digital asset management system or deal with limited resources for metadata creation) can create effective metadata records for discovery, sharing, and ongoing management of digital objects.
For the Affirmative:
Brandon Burke, Associate Archivist for Recorded Sound Collections, Hoover Institution
Andy Wentink, Curator of Special Collections and Archives, Middlebury College
For the Negative:
Robin Chandler, Director, Digital Library Program, University of California at San Diego
Kathy Wisser, School of Information and Library Science, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Bill Landis, Manuscripts and Archives, Yale University
Before the debate, a brief business meeting will be held. At the business meeting, two co-chairs will be elected. Nominations will be invited from the floor before the vote occurs. Two names have already been placed in nomination. Below are brief introductions from the two nominees, Janet Carleton and Deborah Green.
Janet Carleton has worked in the digital realm since 1996 at both Ohio University and the State Archives of Ohio. She earned her MLIS, archival enterprise concentration, from the University of Texas at Austin. Active in committee work for the Society of American Archivists, Midwest Archives Conference, Society of Ohio Archivists, CONTENTdm Regional User's Group, Ohio Digitization Interest Group, and Ohio Historical Records Advisory Board, she is also a member of ALA and ASIS&T.
Deborah writes, "My name is Deborah Green; I am the Digital Initiatives Librarian at the University of Idaho. My office is located in Archives and Special Collections. Currently I am working on the digitization and metadata creation of the International Jazz Collection. I have recently graduated with my MLIS from the University of South Carolina where I produced metadata and managed the digitization of a variety of archival collections and materials.
"I am not an archivist, but I do work in an archive and have worked with archives throughout my graduate studies. I believe I have a pretty good understanding and appreciation of archival materials. I am volunteering as a co-chair because I like to help others to learn how to create quality metadata for their collections."
Please make the meeting a part of your San Francisco plans!