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MRC Research Assistants appointed to ALCTS and MLA working groups

We are pleased to announce that Metadata Research Center Research Assistants Chelcie Rowell, MSIS ’13 and Jane Smith, MSIS ’13 have recently been appointed as members of working groups in professional organizations related to their interests.

Chelcie will serve as the co-chair of the Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) Intellectual Access to Preservation Metadata Interest Group from 2013 through 2015. The purpose of the Intellectual Access to Preservation Metadata Interest Group is to “organize speakers to discuss preservation metadata topics of interest to the group; evaluate and document practices related to preservation metadata standards; and encourage and recognize innovation and motivate practitioners to adopt new and improved practices.”

Jane will serve as a member of the Music Library Association (MLA) Bibliographic Control Committee (BCC) Subject Access Subcommittee beginning this year. The purpose of the subcommittee is “to formulate MLA policy on all matters related to access to music materials via subject, including document classification, thesauri of indexable terms, and capabilities for subject access to online bibliographic records.”