LITA / ALCTS Metadata Standards Committee

Charge

The ALCTS/LITA Metadata Standards Committee will play a leadership role in the creation and development of metadata standards for bibliographic information. The Committee will review and evaluate proposed standards; recommend approval of standards in conformity with ALA policy; establish a mechanism for the continuing review of standards (including the monitoring of further development); provide commentary on the content of various implementations of standards to concerned agencies; and maintain liaison with concerned units within ALA and relevant outside agencies.

Roster

Denise Beaubien Bennett (RUSA Representative, July 1, 2012, to June 30, 2014)
Valerie Edmonds-Merritt (Staff Liaison, July 1, 2012, to June 30, 2013)
Melissa Prentice (Staff Liaison, July 1, 2012, to June 30, 2013)
Mary Taylor (Staff Liaison, July 1, 2012, to June 30, 2013)

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Composition

The ALCTS/LITA Metadata Standards Committee consists of 9 voting members.  Four members are appointed by ALCTS and four members are appointed by LITA.  RUSA appoints one voting liaison.  Two co-chairs are appointed by ALCTS and LITA, one from each division.  

Conference Activities

Midwinter 2015

The ALCTS/LITA Metadata Standards Committee will hold a meeting at the ALA
Midwinter Conference in Chicago on Sunday, February 1, 2015 from 1:00pm to
2:30pm in McCormick Place West, Room W194a.
 
AGENDA
1. Introduction and Discussion of the draft, Checklist for Evaluating Metadata Standards[1]
2. Update on the Metaware[2] website
3. ALA Annual program planning
4. Discuss feasibility of producing a document that illustrates the relationships of metadata standards bodies

Origin

The ALCTS/LITA Metadata Standards Committee was established in 2012.