I Never Met-a-Data I Didn't Like
Date: Tuesday, April 1
Time: 7:30 a.m.
Sponsor: Technical Services Roundtable (TSRT)
Metadata is often called data about the data, but what exactly is it? This program will define the main categories of metadata, examine ways catalogers have used metadata in the past, and discuss what may lay in the future for metadata.
Tom Steele, Science and Technology Cataloger, University of Oklahoma Libraries
Tom is an Assistant Professor of Bibliography for the University of Oklahoma Libraries, where he is the Science and Technology Cataloger. He was born and raised in Tulsa, and graduated from Oklahoma State University with a Bachelor of Arts in Broadcast Journalism before getting his MLIS from OU. Before joining the faculty at OU, he was a staff member at OSU’s Edmon Low Library. He currently lives in Norman with his wife, Holley, and their two cats, Harry Dresden and Rory.
Brian Shults, Coordinator of the Digitization Laboratory, University of Oklahoma Libraries
Brian became the Coordinator of the Digitization Laboratory in March of 2013. He has also worked for 15 months as the Interim Coordinator of Digital Initiatives and four years as full-time staff member in capacities related to digitization and cataloging. He graduated with his MLIS from OU in 2010. Brian has been instrumental in the design of the new OU Libraries Digitization Laboratory, as well as managing the digitization projects and workflows. He has served on a variety of committees, working groups and task forces, including Institutional Repository Recommendation Task Force and its subsequent Implementation Working Group, in addition to the Oklahoma Library Legislative Committee of which he will serve as co-chair beginning in July 2014. His interests include the burgeoning fields of digital humanities and library analytics