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Wednesday, February 24 • 11:30am - 12:45pm
Metadata and discovery

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NISO Discourse Discussion for this session
https://discourse.niso.org/t/metadata-and-discovery/102

What You Can Do to Help Promote Transparency in Discovery -- and Why
NISO recently updated the Open Discovery Initiative Recommended Practice (https://www.niso.org/publications/rp-19-2020-odi), which outlines best practices for working with library discovery services. It defines ways for libraries to assess the level of content provider participation; streamlines the process by which libraries, content providers and discovery service providers work together; defines models for “fair” linking; and suggests usage statistics that should be collected for libraries and for content providers. The recommendations in this document, created by members of the Open Discovery Initiative Standing Committee, enable libraries, discovery service providers, and content providers to work together to the full extent of their abilities—providing the most effective and rich experience to end users.

In this presentation, you will learn about the Open Discovery Initiative, what changes were included in the 2020 revision of the ODI Recommended Practice, and delve more deeply into several areas: free-to-read content, fair linking, and the key elements included in the newly added library conformance statements.

Better metadata makes a difference
Libraries create, ingest and use metadata for a variety of purposes and activities, including supporting end user discovery of resources and collections. In order to successfully facilitate resource discovery, librarians must ensure that the metadata in their systems and discovery layers is standardised, accurate and as complete as possible; otherwise, their collections can be rendered essentially invisible to the user.
 
In order to improve metadata visibility and quality, librarians need initial and continuing technical training. Dr Diane Pennington will discuss how she provides training in metadata, cataloguing, and library systems in the MSc Information & Library Studies course at the University of Strathclyde’s iSchool. She will also provide an overview of her students’ broad range of applied and theoretical metadata research in order to illustrate the need for critically-informed, evidence-based metadata practice and implementation.
 
You will then hear from Emma Booth about the National Acquisitions Group Quality of Shelf-Ready Metadata Project, which collected data from UK academic libraries about their experiences with vendor-produced metadata for books and e-books. This case study serves to illustrate how poor quality metadata has a genuinely negative impact upon libraries and their users. It also demonstrates that the development and adoption of standards related to metadata quality is in the interests of everyone involved in the supply and use of library content because all stakeholders in the supply chain stand to benefit from ‘better’ richer metadata that can effectively bridge the gaps between information and communities.



Moderators
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Peter Murray

Open Source Community Advocate, Index Data, LLC
Peter Murray is the Open Source Community Advocate at Index Data, a software development and consulting enterprise with expertise in networked information retrieval and management based on open standards. He received an MLIS from Simmons College and a Bachelor of Science degree in... Read More →

Speakers
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Diane Pennington

Senior Lecturer in Info Science & CILIP MDG Chair, University of Strathclyde
I am a Senior Lecturer (Associate Professor) in Information Science and the Course Director of the MSc in Information & Library Studies at the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow, Scotland. I teach information organisation, library cataloguing, and library systems. As the leader... Read More →
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Ken Varnum

Senior Program Manager, University of Michigan
I am the Senior Program Manager at the University of Michigan Library. In this role, I am responsible for three programs: Library Search, the U-M Library discovery interface, delivery interfaces, and the library's evolving and emerging analytics infrastructure.
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Geoff Morse

Interim Head of Research Services, Northwestern University Libraries
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Emma Booth

E-Resources Metadata Specialist, University of Manchester Library
As a metadata specialist and cataloguer based in the UK, I'm passionate about the creation, curation and management of descriptive metadata for library resources, with the ultimate goal of supporting library-users with online discovery and access to collections. My day-to-day work... Read More →


Wednesday February 24, 2021 11:30am - 12:45pm EST
Room 4
  NFAIS Futures
  • Host Organization NISO