Teague Allen
Metadata librarian candidate
September 23, 2013
2 questions
"What is the role of
the metadata
librarian in terms of
resource discovery
and access?”
“How do future
directi...
WHAT
WHY
WHO
WHERE
WHEN
HOW
Public domain
WILL?
As in: Will library metadata be significant to
future information seekers?
From Encapsulation for Focused Search from Pervasive Devices, Aridor
et al, WWW10, May 1-5, 2001, Hong Kong.
fair use defi...
84%
of users began
information
search with a
search engine
How many began their search on a library
website?
1%From “Why G...
danieleizans.com, January 1, 2011,
fair use definition 17 U.S.C. 107
WHO?
As in: Who besides librarians believes that
metadata has a place in a future with
algorithms?
Public domain
WHO?
As in: Who will be adding value and providing
the context metadata brings?
Likely choice: those doing it for a long time…
Public domain
"What is the role of the metadata
librarian in terms of resource
discovery and access?”
Finally…
ACRONYM WARNING!
From PPN: Alphabet Soup, post by Sherry Cermak on
What did you eat?, May 22, 2008
fair use definition 17 ...
WEMI/FRBR model
From Local library data in the new global framework, post by
Lukas Koster on commonplace.net,, January 5, ...
The linked data universe 2 years ago...
Linking Open Data cloud diagram, by Richard
Cyganiak and Anja Jentzsch. http://lod...
“How do future directions of
metadata tie-in to the
present?”
• The other main question…
Metadata carriers head to head
Henriette Avram (1919-2006) & MARC Tim Berners-Lee and HTML
Avram: theautry.org, fair use d...
MARC: a programmer following
directions from librarians
Catalog Card: bibliovox/Flickr, (CC BY-NC-SA 2.0)
MARC code: MARC ...
HTML: A programmer responding to
perceived need
This is actually an improvement…
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD
XHTML+RDFa 1.0//...
BIBFRAME:
• Extensible
• Scalable
• Portable
Bibframe.org
WHEN IS ALL THIS GOING TO HAPPEN?
Kai Schreiber (Genista)/Flickr, (CC BY-SA 2.0)
The future contains infinite possibilities with
many competing visions
Public domain
The man who asks questions…
Public domain
Milos Milosevic /
Flickr, (CC BY 2.0)
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  • The majority of British Library web site visits were from search engine (p. 14)84%of users began an information search with search engine (p. 1-17)1% began information search on library website (p.1-17)Centre for Information Behaviour and the Evaluation of Research. (2008). Information behaviour of the researcher of the future: A CIBER briefing paper. London: CIBER (p. 14). De Rosa, C. (2010). Perceptions of libraries: A report to the OCLC membership. Dublin, OH: OCLC Online Computer Library Center (p.32).
  • K state candidacy presentation

    1. 1. Teague Allen Metadata librarian candidate September 23, 2013
    2. 2. 2 questions "What is the role of the metadata librarian in terms of resource discovery and access?” “How do future directions of metadata tie-in to the present?”
    3. 3. WHAT WHY WHO WHERE WHEN HOW
    4. 4. Public domain
    5. 5. WILL? As in: Will library metadata be significant to future information seekers?
    6. 6. From Encapsulation for Focused Search from Pervasive Devices, Aridor et al, WWW10, May 1-5, 2001, Hong Kong. fair use definition 17 U.S.C. 107
    7. 7. 84% of users began information search with a search engine How many began their search on a library website? 1%From “Why Google? Dr. Lynn Silipigni Connaway OCLC Research briefing at UNC Chapel Hill, June 7, 2013 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ (Centre for Information Behaviour and the Evaluation of Research, 2008) (De Rosa, 2010)
    8. 8. danieleizans.com, January 1, 2011, fair use definition 17 U.S.C. 107
    9. 9. WHO? As in: Who besides librarians believes that metadata has a place in a future with algorithms?
    10. 10. Public domain
    11. 11. WHO? As in: Who will be adding value and providing the context metadata brings?
    12. 12. Likely choice: those doing it for a long time… Public domain
    13. 13. "What is the role of the metadata librarian in terms of resource discovery and access?” Finally…
    14. 14. ACRONYM WARNING! From PPN: Alphabet Soup, post by Sherry Cermak on What did you eat?, May 22, 2008 fair use definition 17 U.S.C. 107
    15. 15. WEMI/FRBR model From Local library data in the new global framework, post by Lukas Koster on commonplace.net,, January 5, 2012 (CC BY-SA 3.0)
    16. 16. The linked data universe 2 years ago... Linking Open Data cloud diagram, by Richard Cyganiak and Anja Jentzsch. http://lod- cloud.net/ - CC BY-SA 3.0
    17. 17. “How do future directions of metadata tie-in to the present?” • The other main question…
    18. 18. Metadata carriers head to head Henriette Avram (1919-2006) & MARC Tim Berners-Lee and HTML Avram: theautry.org, fair use definition 17 U.S.C. 107 Berners-Lee: Derived from Knight Foundation/Flickr, (CC BY-SA 2.0)
    19. 19. MARC: a programmer following directions from librarians Catalog Card: bibliovox/Flickr, (CC BY-NC-SA 2.0) MARC code: MARC Reader: a HyperCard script to demystify the MARC record, Eric Lease Morgan, post on Infomotions, December 1, 1999, updated December 19, 2004, fair use definition 17 U.S.C. § 107
    20. 20. HTML: A programmer responding to perceived need
    21. 21. This is actually an improvement… <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML+RDFa 1.0//EN" "http://www.w3.org/MarkUp/DTD/xhtml-rdfa- 1.dtd"><html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml" xmlns:foaf="http://xmlns.com/foaf/0.1/" xmlns:dc="http://purl.org/dc/elements/1.1/" version="XHTML+RDFa 1.0" xml:lang="en"> <head> <title>John's Home Page</title> <base href="http://example.org/john-d/" /> <meta property="dc:creator" content="Jonathan Doe" /> <link rel="foaf:primaryTopic" href="http://example.org/john-d/#me" /> </head> <body about="http://example.org/john-d/#me"> <h1>John's Home Page</h1> <p>My name is <span property="foaf:nick">John D</span> and I like <a href="http://www.neubauten.org/" rel="foaf:interest" xml:lang="de">Einstürzende Neubauten</a>. </p> <p> My <span rel="foaf:interest" resource="urn:ISBN:0752820907">favorite book is the inspiring <span about="urn:ISBN:0752820907"><cite property="dc:title">Weaving the Web</cite> by <span property="dc:creator">Tim Berners- Lee</span></span></span>. </p> </body></html> Wikipedia, CC-BY-SA 3.0 Unported License
    22. 22. BIBFRAME: • Extensible • Scalable • Portable Bibframe.org
    23. 23. WHEN IS ALL THIS GOING TO HAPPEN? Kai Schreiber (Genista)/Flickr, (CC BY-SA 2.0)
    24. 24. The future contains infinite possibilities with many competing visions Public domain
    25. 25. The man who asks questions… Public domain
    26. 26. Milos Milosevic / Flickr, (CC BY 2.0)

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