In this session you will hear from a Metadata Specialist and a Discovery Manager about the broad variety and scope of metadata and discovery work in academic libraries.
Emma will share her experiences of working in several cataloguing and metadata jobs, creating and managing high quality descriptive metadata for supporting end-user discovery and access to library resources.
She will talk about her current role as an E-Resources Metadata Specialist, and how she manages large-scale metadata enrichment projects to improve the discoverability of electronic collections, from e-book and e-journal packages, to multimedia streaming services and Digital Archival Collections.
Kathryn will provide a manager’s perspective of the variety of work undertaken by a Discovery and Metadata Team in a National Research Library, ranging from more traditional cataloguing responsibilities (including rare print and special collections cataloguing), to newer metadata creation and curation activities in areas such as TEI metadata for digital objects in Manchester Digital Collections, and Dublin Core metadata for academic research outputs within a Current Research Information System (CRIS).
The session will include time for participants to ask any questions they might have about working in metadata and discovery within an academic library environment.
About the Speakers
Kathryn Sullivan has been the Discovery Manager at University of Manchester Library since 2013, and is responsible for leading the Discovery and Metadata team, a significant component of the Collection Strategies Division.
Kathryn has previously worked at UCLan, University of Salford, British Council, and Wigan & Leigh College, and has been involved with cataloguing and metadata work for 34 years.
Kathryn is co-chair of the Northern Collaboration Special interest groups for Metadata and UX, and is committee secretary for the CILIP Metadata & Discovery Group.
Emma Booth began her library career as a graduate trainee at the National Art Library (V&A Museum) in 2011 and, since completing an MA in Library & Information Studies at UCL, has worked in cataloguing and metadata roles at the Foyle Special Collections Library (Kings College London), the LSE Library, and the University of Manchester Library.
Emma is on both the National Acquisitions Group (NAG) exec committee and the CILIP Metadata & Discovery Group committee.