IDS Project Annual Conference for 2023

The IDS Project's 20th Anniversary Summer Conference, July 27 & 28, 2023

This summer's conference will be returning to Utica University!

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Keynote Speaker: Elijah Scott, Executive Director of Library Services for the Florida Virtual Campus (FLVC)

Elijah Scott is Executive Director of Library Services for the Florida Virtual Campus (FLVC), a statewide library consortium providing library resources and services to the 28 state colleges and 12 state universities of Florida. FLVC’s resources include a shared Integrated Library System (currently Alma/Primo); a statewide collection of electronic resources and support services; platforms and expertise for digital repositories and digital journal publishing; research and platforms for textbook affordability and OER initiatives; professional development opportunities; and Help Desk services and expertise for all FLVC products. Elijah has served as Executive Director of Library Services at FLVC since 2016. Elijah has worked in academic libraries for over 25 years, including roles in reference, instruction, cataloging and technical services, and library administration.

Presentation Description:

Metadata Matters: The Commoditization of Metadata and Possible Futures for Resource Management and Resource Sharing. At their core, all functions of libraries depend upon ready access to accurate, robust, and flexible metadata. Libraries depend upon this metadata in order to fulfill their various missions as educational, non-profit members of the communities they serve. Libraries and library professionals create metadata which may then be shared with other libraries, most often with other organizations and systems serving as intermediaries to facilitate this work. However, organizations working in the library ecosystem have commoditized metadata, limiting the ability of libraries to access, share, adapt, and re-use metadata in fulfillment of their work. The future of libraries is intertwined with the future of metadata. This session will present an overview of the current state of metadata as a commodity, along with a discussion of possible futures pathways for the work of libraries in resource management and resource sharing.

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