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Teaching

Guest Lecture on Metadata

I gave a guest lecture for course S504: Cataloging at the School of Library and Information Science at Indiana University, Bloomington on 26 November 2011.

Abstract

Jennifer is the Metadata/Cataloging Librarian in the Wells Monographic Original Cataloging Unit. She will present on creating metadata for specific TEI, EAD, and MODS projects, and about collaborating with IU Archives, Lilly Library, and the Digital Library Program on these projects. Jennifer also trains catalogers how to create metadata. She’ll briefly explain the process, the metadata records, repurposing of MARC cataloging data, and shareable metadata. She’ll also talk about the parameters of metadata creation and use in Technical Services Departments.

Slides

Metadata

Exercises (zip file)

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Libraries

When Fair Use Wins, Everybody Wins

U.S. District Judge Harold Baer (NY) threw out the copyright infringement suit filed by Authors Guild against HathiTrust partners University of California, University of Wisconsin, Cornell University, University of Michigan, and my own institution, Indiana University. Most of the materials in HathiTrust are scans originally produced by Google (the Authors Guild suit against Google is currently in appeal; publishers have settled with Google out of court). In addition to a fair use defense, Judge Baer cited the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), as HathiTrust gives full-text audible access to the visually impaired.

If you want to read up on the case, there are more links on the Around the Web section of HathiTrust.

HathiTrust by the Numbers (as of October 2012). HathiTrust has 10,546,680 total volumes, 5,550,428 book titles, 274,239 serial titles, 3,691,338,000 pages, 473 terabytes, 125 miles of shelf equivalent, 8,569 tons of print matter equivalent, and 3,230,844 volumes (~31% of total) in the public domain.
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Presentations

Cataloging Digital Books and Photographs

I presented the talk, “Cataloging Digital Books & Photographs” to my library’s Acquisitions and Document Delivery Services department colleagues on 7 December, 2011.

Abstract

Jennifer will present an overview of two digital collections that are receiving non-MARC metadata treatment in the Cataloging Division: the Indiana Authors and Their Books text-encoding project and the Frank M. Hohenberger Photograph Collection metadata project. Additional emphasis will be placed on the tools being used to complete cataloging work and the reuse of data to expose collections.

Slides

Cataloging Digital Books & Photographs