Engineering Access Under The Hood, Part Two -- Enhancing & Harmonizing Metadata for Discovery & Use


About the Webinar

The first half of this two-part webinar program (scheduled for November 1) will provide an overview of the current landscape of options available to academic institutions for ensuring and streamlining access to materials by legitimate users. What’s working, which technological approaches may be outdated and what needs to be done (research, technology upgrades, etc.) to resolve the problem?

The second half of this session (scheduled for November 15) will provide an overview of the issues associated with delivering quality metadata by and to various stakeholders. Based on comments made, it’s an old issue. But what are the existing barriers? What improvements might be made? What stands in the way of successful implementation?

Part 1 of this webinar, Challenges of Identity and Authentication Management, will be held on Wednesday, November 1, 2017.


Todd Carpenter, Executive Director, NISO

Confirmed Speakers: Patricia PaytonSenior Manager, Provider Relations, Proquest/BowkerScott AndersonAssociate Professor & Information Systems Librarian, Millersville UniversityMarilyn WhiteE-Resource Librarian, Briget Wynne, Reference and Interlibrary Loan Librarian, and Katelynd Bucher, Metadata Librarian, Research Library Group, National Institute of Standards & Technology (NIST).

Event Sessions

Eliminating Conflicts in Ebook Metadata


Harmonizing and enhancing ebook metadata to print metadata is a focus for many publishers. Yet there is still work to be done. Some variations may occur including sales rights, publication dates, and pricing. Learn more about ebook metadata pitfalls by understanding how data recipients read and interpret your data. Also learn how NISO is bringing publishers and librarians together to set best practices for key ebook metadata points. 

Conglomerating and Collocating Collections without Convoluted Concoction


Scott Anderson

Associate Professor & Information Systems Librarian
Millersville University

Scott Anderson will discuss how Millersville University is working with several vendor partners (Atlas Systems / EBSCO / TIND) to inject local / special collections content into its own discovery service and expose those collections to the open web via linked data. The idea is to use as much of the same workflow to harvest from finding aids, repositories, local catalog(s), into MARC defined elements to be transformed into linked data for the open web and associated applications, ingest into other local services, and perhaps collocated with identified subscription products.

Manipulating Metadata to Enhance Access


Katelynd Bucher

Metadata Librarian, Research Library Group
National Institute of Standards & Technology

Brigit Wynne

Reference and InterLibrary Loan Librarian
National Institute of Standards & Technology

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Research Library is a federal library located in Gaithersburg, Maryland. The NIST Research Library’s mission is to support and enhance the research activities of the NIST scientific and technological community through a comprehensive program of knowledge management.

To fulfill this mission, the Library makes available to its researchers the following: proprietary databases, journals and e-books. In addition, the Library makes available to the public, agency content such as: the NIST Digital Archives (NDA), oral histories, photo collections, NIST Museum objects, and NIST authored technical publications. The Library also supports the publication and digitization of the agency’s Journal of Research NIST and NIST Technical Series reports. 

This presentation will discuss how the advances in the technological landscape and user behavior have influenced changes in the Library over a period of 25 years and how we have arrived at our current hybrid configuration. We will also look at the decisions and challenges we face to make our systems compatible and how we have made uniformity in our metadata to disseminate our content across multiple platforms. We will give an overview of our current environment as well as discuss specific metadata tools and processes we used to achieve our goals.

The Library has content housed in a variety of platforms such as: Govinfo, Internet Archive, our agency repository (NIST Digital Archive), our own publication servers at the agency as well as registration of our DOIs with CrossRef. In addition, we also are now depositing our NIST-authored, externally reviewed content with PubMed Central. All these various entities require their unique metadata formats. In addition to this, we have also launched our discovery layer which acts as a single search mechanism on campus, for researchers to access all our proprietary content and agency publications. We’ll discuss how we corralled all our metadata, created consistencies across platforms and made our discovery layer work within the confines of our hybrid system.

Because of our efforts, we anticipate increased discovery and use of our proprietary resources and agency publications. We hope we will see an increased impact through frequent citing of NIST authored content which will raise the agency’s profile in the scientific community.

Additional Information

  • Registration closes at 12:00 p.m. (ET) on Wednesday, November 15, 2017. Cancellations made by Wednesday, November 8, 2017 will receive a refund, less a $25 cancellation. After that date, there are no refunds.
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