OCLC Research staff participate in archival metadata pre-conference session at DCMI 2014

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"Fonds and Bonds: Archival Metadata, Tools, and Identity Management" takes place Wednesday, 8 October 2014 from 8:30-5:00 at the Harry Ransom Center, University of Texas at Austin. Attend this special DCMI 2014 pre-conference session for an introduction to archival innovations, archival linked data experiments, and the future of creating entities and relationships for archives.

This event brings together experts and practitioners to explore archival description in the cultural heritage descriptive landscape, the emergence of authority files/identity description as an opportunity for cultural heritage cross-community collaboration, and provide attendees with the latest information on key metadata editing and management tools used by the working archivist.

OCLC Research teamed up with colleagues from the Harry Ransom Center at the University of Texas at Austin, an OCLC Research Library Partner, to plan this workshop at DCMI14 to facilitate collaboration between the DCMI community and archivists. OCLC Research Consulting Project Manager Eric Childress, who is also a member of the DCMI14 executive committee, led the planning for this unique workshop. Program Officer Jennifer Schaffner and former OCLC Research Diversity Fellow Julianna Barrera-Gomez also participated in the planning.  OCLC Research Consulting Software Engineer Bruce Washburn will demonstrate ArchiveGrid at the event.

The DCMI International Conference on Dublin Core and Metadata Applications (#DCMI14) is the premier transnational crossroads for the state of the art in metadata for the cultural record. DCMI14 attendees include librarians, technologists and digital scholars. Learn more about the conference and register to attend. The deadline for early registration is 20 September 2014.

For more information:

Eric Childress
Consulting Project Manager

Melissa Renspie
Senior Communications Officer
OCLC Research