Metadata: How can the information community function effectively without it? High-quality metadata drives publishers’ marketing efforts and enables libraries’ support for discovery. Whether one is operating in the publisher’s supply chain or in the library’s tech services, distribution and ingestion of complete, accurate and explicit metadata is key to success. It fuels every patron’s information activity and subsequent assessment of satisfaction and usage.
But, best practices for creating and delivering metadata across the varied spectrum of those who use it are not always followed. And it’s not just about books. Metadata must be applied to the full range of content formats – research data, recordings, and more. In a variety of settings and systems, it sustains the information needs of an increasingly mobile population!
During the NISO-BISG Changing Standards Landscape Forum, attendees will hear from industry professionals working elbow-deep in identifiers, subject classification, rights and other metadata that drive an integrated user experience. What steps are content providers taking to ensure that:
• They provide high-quality metadata?
• Feeds are appropriately ingested when transferred between systems?
• Usage will be maximized and licensed rights observed?
Only through the development, adoption, and use of community standards can we be assured that the information flow to the user is all that it should be.
Make yourself part of that conversation. Attending the 11th Annual NISO-BISG Changing Standards Landscape Forum will bring you up to date about on-going efforts by librarians, publishers and system providers to deliver a fully integrated information experience.
Content Area: Updates/Briefings
Interests: Emerging Technologies, Metadata
Type of Library: Association, Information-related Organization, Nonprofit
Cost: Included with full conference registration.