Proposals are invited for the CILIP Metadata and Discovery Group (MDG) biennial conference “Metadata and Discovery” to be held from 7th-9th September 2022 at IET Birmingham: Austin Court in Birmingham, England.
With our mission to advocate for Metadata and Discovery firmly established this year’s conference aims to explore a wide range of advocacy initiatives to showcase current metadata impact across the information sector. The focus of the conference will be on revealing the everyday metadata activities that drive discovery in our information economy and the skills and competencies needed to carry out this work. The conference will explore all aspects of metadata advocacy from traditional cataloguing to research data management and preservation and everything in between. We encourage submissions from information professionals, students and researchers, research data and open access specialists, data suppliers and standards and system developers on this theme and active audience participation.
The main conference will take place over the first two full days. We are pleased to announce that, on the third day of the conference we will again be hosting the UK Committee on RDA for a day of RDA related news and activities. Visits to libraries may be arranged for the Tuesday preceding the conference.
MDG welcomes proposals that cover, but are not confined to, the following areas:
- Cataloguing/classification/indexing in any medium
- Standards: creation and adoption
- Controlled vocabularies
- Authority control
- Data management
- Library and Collection Management systems
- Discovery systems and interfaces
- Linked data
- Search engine visibility
- Knowledge bases
- Education and careers
- Metadata outside the library
- Collaboration and co-operation
Proposals closely reflecting the main conference theme will be especially valued.
We welcome proposals, in English, in the following formats:
- Conference papers (20-30 mins). An opportunity to present how your work, project or research innovates discovery.
- Lightning talk (10 mins). Shorter presentations on the above topics and themes. Please consider this if you have something to share but do not have a full conference paper.
- Interactive sessions (up to 30 mins). With the venue offering breakout rooms, we particularly encourage presentations with interactive elements.
- Panel discussions (30 mins). Panels comprised of 2-3 representatives from different institutions commenting on an agreed topic or challenge.
- Posters. An opportunity to present your work/project/research in visual form. Time will be included during the conference to allow poster presenters to engage directly with delegates and discuss the contents of their poster. Please consider this if you would prefer to present in a less formal way.
We hope to hear from professionals in every library sector and also encourage submissions from current and recently graduated LIS students who would like to take this opportunity to present their research to the cataloguing community.
Cataloguers, indexers and other metadata specialists have a significant role to play in the future of information services and it’s something worth shouting about. Whether you are an experienced presenter or hoping to share your thoughts for the first time in front of a welcoming audience we hope you will consider submitting a proposal.
Submissions should be made by 15th April 2022in an attached document via email to firstname.lastname@example.org should include:
- Title of proposed presentation
- Presenter(s) name, position and affiliation (if any), email address and biographical note (50 words max)
- Presentation format
- Presentation topics
- Presentation abstract (500 words max)
Proposals will be reviewed by the conference planning committee and selection will be made based on their content, relevance and overall fit with the conference aims. In some cases it may be necessary to make amendments in order to meet programme requirements.
Presenters will be notified of their success by email on13th May 2022 at which point further detailed instructions on conference registration, travel, accommodation and publication will be shared. If you have any initial questions do get in touch!