ASIS&T 2013 Annual Meeting 
Montral, Qubec, Canada | November 1-5, 2013

 
Spanning Boundaries and Disciplines: Linked, open and Cloud-based Community Metadata (SIG/CR)

Erik Mitchell, University of Maryland
Kanti Srikantiaiah, University of Maryland
Susan Rathbun-Grubb, University of South Carolina
Heather Lea Moulaison, University of Missouri
Jane Greenberg, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Sunday, 3:30pm


Summary

Metadata is an important component of trans-disciplinary research and is increasingly important in digital scholarship in which linked, open and cloud-based communities operate. These communities regularly access and create linked, open and cloud-based data and as such require metadata systems and structures that fit their unique communities. The vast and growing world of digital assets provide a tremendous resource for generating metadata through automated and crowd-sourced means. Likewise, metadata are increasingly being used to help connect disciplines and foster cross-collection discovery. The five panelists in this session represent a diverse and multidisciplinary view of metadata creation and use from science-based, humanities, library and cultural heritage institutions.