For immediate release | April 20, 2023

Core Webinar: Mind the (Training) Gap: Assessing Metadata Competences During a Multi-System Migration

CHICAGO–Join Core for the webinar “Mind the (Training) Gap: Assessing Metadata Competences During a Multi-System Migration” on July 19, 2023, at 1 p.m. CT. Over the past three decades, the emergence of digital repositories has required the skill sets of technical service professionals to adapt and evolve. Cataloging practice has enlarged from workflows focused on bibliographic description to metadata creation for the long-term preservation of digital assets. This presentation discusses a multi-department collaborative project to reprocess digitized university art exhibition catalogs in an academic library at an R1 research university. It examines the challenges to legacy metadata remediation, the implications of a lack of training with migrations, and how to manage the expectations of internal repository stakeholders. Furthermore, it prioritizes the importance of organization-wide investment in repository management, and positions a culture of continuous assessment as a prerequisite for fulfilling the library’s mission. Consequently, a library’s impact can be amplified, and its staff can be empowered to meaningfully contribute to its advancement.

Mind the (Training) Gap: Assessing Metadata Competences During a Multi-System Migration

Live Webinar:
Wednesday, July 19, 2023, 1 - 2 p.m. CT


Dana Reijerkerk, Knowledge Management and Digital Assets Librarian, Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, NY

Kristen J. Nyitray, Director, Special Collections and University Archives, Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, NY

Registration Fees:

Core Member: $57.67

ALA Member: $71.10

Nonmember: $79.00

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Mia Blixt-Shehan

Continuing Education Assistant

American Library Association

Core: Leadership, Infrastructure, Futures