New skill sets for metadata management

That was the topic discussed recently by OCLC Research Library Partners metadata managers, initiated by Jennifer Baxmeyer of Princeton, Dawn Hale of Johns Hopkins University and MJ Han of University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Educating and training catalogers has been at the forefront of many discussions in the metadata community. Today’s changing landscape calls for skill sets needed by both new professionals entering the field and seasoned catalogers to successfully transition to the emerging linked data and semantic web environment. Catalogers are learning about and experimenting with BIBFRAME while remaining responsible for traditional bibliographic control of collections. Metadata specialists utilize …read more

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