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Thursday, November 9 • 2:30pm - 3:10pm
Are We Done Solving MetaData Problems Yet?

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Traditional processes for obtaining and managing accurate, clean collection data are expensive and labor intensive. End-users expect fast and easy discovery of desired information, but do MARC records and KBART knowledge bases deliver the desired impact? The value stream from creation of a work to published metadata for use by our communities involves a complicated series of touches that includes duplicate efforts, gaps in quality, and inconsistent results. Changes in technology as well as in the publishing and library automation markets offer opportunities for a better approach. This session brings together speakers from different areas of the library world to consider several questions, including:

• Could ONIX feeds replace MARC record services as the primary data source for library catalogs?
• What opportunities does BIBFRAME provide us to improve the quality of library data?
• When libraries are connected and exposing collections to the web, what is the value of the local catalog and discovery experience?
• Are the library technology solutions available on the market today up to the task of accommodating such substantial changes?
• What changes are needed around the relationships between libraries, aggregators, publishers, and technology vendors in order to achieve success with a new model?

Join us for a lively discussion that incorporates what we’ve learned from past approaches to tackle this problem that could inform where we need to go in the future. We’ll share perspectives from each of the speakers about which of these elements feels most urgent or most interesting to pursue, and we hope to hear from the audience regarding priorities, ideas, and reservations about making changes in this space.

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Tim Auger

Director, Product Management, Innovative Interfaces
Since 2001, Tim has worked at Innovative as a Manager of Professional Services and Customer Support, a Software Engineering Director and, presently, a Product Management Director. Prior to Innovative, Tim worked as Product Manager and Project Manager for an education-based content... Read More →
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Graham Bell

Executive Director, EDItEUR
EDItEUR is the trade standards body for the global book, e-book and serials supply chains, with over 115 members in 25 countries around the world. It is responsible for the development, support and promotion of ONIX for Books and Serials, Thema (a multi-lingual subject category scheme... Read More →

Tim Coates

CEO and Founder, The Freckle Project
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Jeff Penka

VP Product Management, Zepheira
Linked Data is simply a contemporary, enabling technology. BIBFRAME and schema.org are domain specific vocabularies used by that technology. The real power comes in libraries collective ability to contribute and participate in the growing Web of Data -- BECOMING VISIBLE TOGETHER... Read More →

Thursday November 9, 2017 2:30pm - 3:10pm EST
Grand Ballroom 2, Gaillard Center 95 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC 29401