In July CIG polled its membership to seek permission to change the Group’s name to the Metadata and Discovery Group. This was overwhelmingly endorsed and has been approved by CILIP.
Now we want to gather your experiences and opinions to inform the next stage of our evolution as your voice in the Information Profession.
Building on the event originally designed and run by CIG Scotland (Edinburgh 7th June) and adapted and re-run by the Mercian Metadata Group (Aston 20th August) we want to offer you the opportunity to meet at CILIP HQ in London to discuss and inform the future of cataloguing (and metadata!)
The feedback from all 3 events will then be used to help us plan how we support you – our Cataloguing and Metadata Community of Practice – now and in the future.
The event will be run using the World Café method “designed to create a safe, welcoming environment in which to intentionally connect multiple ideas and perspectives on a topic by engaging participants in several rounds of small-group conversation”.
We will run four tables each with a broad topic on the future of metadata and cataloguing. Your facilitators are experienced practitioners who can lead and encourage discussion on their chosen topic.
Participants will have a chance to discuss all of the topics over the course of the day.
Table sessions will last around 30 minutes and we envisage that there will be 4-5 participants per table.
There are four broad areas proposed for discussion:
1. The future of authority control, identifiers, linked data, subject analysis and controlled vocabularies (LCSH, FAST, TGN, etc.) – Facilitated by William Peaden
2. The future of content standards (& data models) (RDA, ISBD, DCRM, etc.) & encoding models/formats (Marc, Bibframe, etc.) – Facilitated by Alan Danskin
3. The future of cataloguing practice: what will the cataloguer or metadata manager of the future look like? – Facilitated by Helen Williams (London School of Economics)
4. The future LMS/catalogue: will they exist? What form will they take? And what about the future of data (sources, suppliers)? – Facilitated Fran Abbs (University of Sheffield)
Discussions at the recent CIG Scotland and Mercian events also considered :
• How can we realise the potential of connecting information through linked data when different organisations are implementing it with different standards and approaches?
• Is subject analysis still a worthwhile exercise?
• How important is it for cataloguers to understand the data models underpinning the content standards?
• Is MARC really a dead man walking? Does it really need to die?
• What are the most significant problems you face concerning your catalogue? Are they related to metadata quality, speed of delivery, accuracy of content coverage?
• What are the biggest barriers to efficient, cost-effective metadata production in your institution?
We really hope that you will be able to join us!
To book onto the workshop please click on this link