Magical Mystical Metadata: More Than Just a Pretty Face

Monday, November 26, 2007

Metadata Essentials: Toolkit, Environment, Choices / Jody Perkins

Metadata in the GPO’s Future Digital System / George Barnum


Jody Perkins is a graduate of Kent State SLIS and is Metadata Librarian at Miami University. She has served as co-chair of the ALAO Technical Services Interest Group and currently serves on the OhioLINK DMSC DRC Metadata Strategies Task Force, the ALCTS/CCS CETRC Continuing Education Subcommittee and the ALCTS CRG CCS Continuing Education Committee. Her articles have appeared in TechKNOW, the Journal of Internet Cataloging, Against the Grain and Library Resources and Technical Services. She is a frequent presenter at local, regional and national conferences.

George Barnum is content system manager in the Office of Innovation and New Technology of the US Government Prining Office (GPO). He works with the team creating GPO’s Future Digital System (FDsys), with special emphasis on metadata issues and digital document preservation. At GPO, Barnum previously worked as principal writer and editor of “Managing the FDLP Electronic Collection,” the collection planning document that guides the creation of the FDLP/EC. Before joining GPO in 1997, Barnum was head of government documents at the Case Western Reserve University Library, and an adjunct faculty member in the School of Library and Information Science at Kent State University, where he received his MLS.

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