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Fall Cataloging Research Blitz: Second in a Series

Presentation: Fall Research Blitz

On a hot summer day in Chapel Hill, blitzers presented their research to a crowd of almost fifty students, faculty, library staff and visitors at Davis Library. The three-minute blitzes covered a wide range of research areas including geotagging, ebook collection coverage, information visualization, non-traditional cataloging, folksonomies, and metadata quality. A list of particpants from the UNC Libraries, SILS and RENCI and theirpresentations are now available.

The Fall Research Cataloging Blitz was the second in a three-part series that celebrates 2010, as the “Year of Cataloging Research.” The UNC Libraries and School of Information and Library Science (SILS) Metadata Research Center coordinated the event. Margaretta J. Yarborough, head of Resource Description and Management, and Dr. Jane Greenberg, SILS professor and director of the Metadata Research Center, UNC Libraries organized and kicked-off the blitz, as well as the social meet and greet activities afterward.

The final blitz will be held on December 6th, 2010, focusing on Resource Description and Access (RDA). Please join us for a presentation by special guest Diane Hillmann, Director of Metadata Initiatives at the Information Institute of Syracuse and partner in the consulting firm Metadata Management Associates. We hope to see you there!