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To maintain relevance in a rapidly evolving and increasingly complex information landscape, cataloging and metadata specialists must continually reassess formal L.I.S. education and its relationship to their work. This e-forum intends to address the current state of postgraduate education in cataloging and metadata and its efficacy in preparing students for professional practice. Topics may include, but are not limited to, how cataloging and metadata is covered in library science courses, whether this information is applicable with current demands, and what we can do to change or contribute to it.
This e-Forum was presented on March 20-21, 2018. For a complete summary of this session, view Cataloging & Metadata Education: e-Forum Summary.
- Identify current methods of instruction in cataloging and metadata and how they can be improved upon
- Formulate career advice and guidance for those new to cataloging and metadata
- Discover new approaches to recruitment in the field
Who Should Attend
Anyone involved in the education, training, or hiring of cataloging and metadata librarians, as well as students, recent graduates, and aspiring catalogers and metadata specialists. Experienced, seasoned catalogers are welcome to share their wisdom!
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