Metadata Interest Group


Provides a broad framework for information exchange on current research developments, tools, and activities affecting networked information resources and metadata; coordinates and actively participates in the development and review of standards concerning networked resources and metadata in conjunction with the divisions' committees and sections, other units within ALA, and relevant outside agencies; and develops programs and fosters and sponsors education and training opportunities that contribute to and enhance an understanding of networked resources and metadata, their identity, content, technology, access, control, and use; and plans and monitors activities using Core's strategic and tactical plan as a framework.

This interest group is part of Core's Metadata and Collections Section.

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Interest Group Leaders

Catherine Smith (Chair, July 1, 2023, to June 30, 2024)
Dr. Joan Wang (Vice-Chair, July 1, 2023, to June 30, 2024)
Ms. Kate James (Program Co-Chair, July 1, 2023, to June 30, 2025)
Jenny Levine (Staff Liaison, September 1, 2020, to October 5, 2025)
Katherine Anne Manifold (Communications Co-Chair, July 1, 2023, to June 30, 2025)
Elisa Naquin (Program Co-Chair, July 1, 2022, to June 30, 2024)
Melissa Zilic (Communications Co-Chair, July 1, 2023, to June 30, 2025)

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The group's conveners have committed to providing the following activities throughout the year:

  • Facilitate year-round discussion in the ALA Connect group;
  • Host at least one Core-wide ef-Forum on a topic of broad interest within our area of focus;
  • Plan an in-person group discussion at the ALA Annual Conference.

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Interest group members do not need to be members of Core, or even of ALA. Anyone with an ALA account can join a Core interest group in ALA Connect. Conveners must be Core members, but anyone can join or leave an interest group at any time.