Core webinar examines the challenges and opportunities in working with metadata for unique content types

For Immediate Release
Wed, 09/02/2020


Fred Reuland

Program Officer, Continuing Education

Core: Leadership, Infrastructure, Futures

Focusing on the challenges and opportunities in working with metadata for unusual types of content, “Expand the Horizon: Challenges and Opportunities in Working with Metadata for Unusual Content Types” will explore the creation, management, and preservation of metadata. This webinar is one of the first from the new American Library Association (ALA) division Core: Leadership, Infrastructure, and Futures, and will be presented on Wednesday, September 23, at 1:00 pm, CT.  

During this webinar, participants will learn strategies and methods for metadata curation and discovery for new and unique resource types. In addition, the presentations will provide attendees with real-life examples of metadata for uncommon types of content and will show them how to employ strategies and methods for long-term preservation and access of metadata for rare types of materials. Upon completion, participants will be able to apply this knowledge in their own future work.

Presented by Nathan Hall, associate professor at Virginia Tech University Libraries, Digital Imaging and Preservation Services, Jasmine Clark, digital scholarship librarian at Temple University, and Monique Lassere, digital archivist at Houghton Library at Harvard University, this webinar is ideal for librarians, project managers, faculty, and researchers.

Registration is $43 for Core members; $59 for nonmembers; and $129 for groups, including a link to share with others in your institution for safe, social-distancing viewing. Additionally, all those who register will receive a link to the recorded session for viewing at their convenience.

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For questions about registration, contact ALA Registration at 1-800-545-2433 and press 5, or email For all other webinar questions or comments, please contact

ALA and Core are committed to supporting our members, staff, and all librarians and library workers during these uncertain times. We will continue to offer online learning opportunities and will do our best to accommodate the remote needs of our attendees. We will also continue to offer group registration, providing individual logins for each group member registered for Core webinars. Please contact Core with any questions or concerns.

Core: Leadership, Infrastructure, Futures is a community of library workers in core functions of management and leadership, technical services, and technology shaping the future of the profession by aspiring library leaders, empowering libraries through technology, and preserving resources. Core is a division of the American Library Association.