The TDL Metadata Working Group, chaired by Amanda Harlan of Baylor University, met in Waco on Friday, October 23, to set goals for the group through 2010.
The mission of the Metadata Working Group is to provide general metadata expertise to the TDL community, through development of best practices and communication around trends in metadata development. The group currently has seven members: Daniel Alemneh (University of North Texas); Timothy Strawn (University of Texas at Austin); Jason Thomale (Texas Tech University); Mingyu Chen (University of Houston); Holly Mercer (Texas A&M University); Jeanne Hazzard (Texas State University); and Amanda Harlan (Baylor University).
At the meeting on October 23, the group laid out plans for three projects to be completed by the end of 2010:
- Development of technical and descriptive metadata guidelines for images and datasets
- Development of metadata training courses (to begin fall 2010)
- Creation of a metadata information Web site providing activities and resources for the state’s metadata librarians.
The group plans to unveil its Web site and new metadata guidelines at the Texas Conference on Digital Libraries in the spring of 2010.
For more information about the TDL Metadata Working Group, please e-mail the TDL at firstname.lastname@example.org.