Metadata Enriching and Discovery

Wednesday, 2/19/2020
  • 2:00 PM-3:00 PM (Eastern)
  • 1:00 PM-2:00 PM (Central)
  • 12:00 PM-1:00 PM (Mountain)
  • 11:00 AM-12:00 PM (Pacific)

The return on investment for academic libraries is chiefly tied to access, usage, and impact. Without accurate, consistent, and quality metadata on the one hand, and an easy-to-use and effective discovery service on the other, these valuable resources may remain invisible and inaccessible to users. In this webinar, four overarching metadata principles, namely metadata enriching, linking, openness, and filtering, are presented. In addition, presenters will examine how these ideas help shape the metadata creation and discovery services at Solent University—focusing on the implementation of RDA and FRBR as well as the use of subject authority headings and authority controls.

Learning Outcomes

At the end of the webinar, the attendees should be able to get acquainted with the emerging metadata principles metadata enriching, linking, openness, and filtering.

Who Should Attend

This webinar would be of interest to librarians, students of librarianship, and catalogers.


Getaneh Alemu completed his PhD from the University of Portsmouth (2014), where he developed a theory of metadata enriching and filtering. He is currently a Cataloguing & Metadata Librarian at Solent University, UK. He co-authored a book entitled “An Emergent Theory of Digital Library Metadata: Enrich then Filter" (Chandos Publishing, 2015), published on the topics of metadata, digital libraries, open access, Linked Data and Web 2.0.







Participant ($USD)
ALCTS Member (individual) 43
Nonmember (individual)       59
Groups. Applies to group of people that will watch the webinar together from one access point.     129

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