CEAL ERMB Task Force


Electronic Resources Metadata Best Practices

The CEAL Task Force on Metadata Standards and Best Practices for East Asian Electronic Resources


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China-U.S. Forum on Standards for Digital Resources = 中美数字资源标准规范研讨会

Tentative Program Registration: Webinar In-person

12 PM – 5:30 PM, Monday, March 19, 2018, In-Person Session followed by light dinner, 5:30 PM - 7 PM
Gelman Library, Room 702, George Washington University, Washington DC

The purpose of this forum is to provide a platform for players in the life-cycle of electronic resources (libraries, content providers, service providers, and aggregators) to share and discuss strategies and experiences in leveraging standards to improve development and discovery of electronic resources. Impacts of standards developed by National Information Standards Organization (NISO) and/or other national standardization organizations will be discussed. It provides the opportunity to get input and explore effective approaches to encourage wide application of standards by libraries/librarians and players in the industry. It also promotes more collaboration on standardization for the electronic resources ecosystem at national and international level. Ultimately, improved electronic resource discovery and access would benefit end users and maximize returns on investments for all stakeholders.

Conference Contact: Bie-Hwa Ma, bcma@ucsd.edu, Xiuying Zou, Xiuying_Zou@cuc.claremont.edu

2018 CEAL ERMB Workshop: Conformance & compliance: Ensuring the standards engine is running

Time: 1:00 PM – 2:50 PM, Tuesday, March 20, 2018
Venue: George Washington University Libraries -- Churchill Center
Speaker: Nettie Lagace, Associate Director for Programs, NISO-National Information Standards Organization

To raise the awareness and promote application of NISO e-resources related standards and recommended practices, this workshop will convey to all stakeholders (collection and metadata librarians, vendors, etc.) the general reasons for establishing the standards as well as the benefits of compliance and the consequences of not complying with specific standards. As users increasingly utilize e-resources, the responsibilities of vendors/publishers and librarians in all service areas have been more or less impacted. Come and learn why we all need to embrace NISO standards and recommendations, the essential tools which improve user discovery and access to e-resources.

In addition, the recently-developed recommended practice, NISO RP-25-2016, *Outputs of the NISO Alternative Assessment Metrics (Altmetrics) Project* will be introduced. A Q&A session will be provided for the opportunity of interaction with the speaker.

The CEAL Task Force on Metadata Standards and Best Practices for East Asian Electronic Resources (CEAL ERMB)
George Washington University Libraries (GW Libraries)

Workshop Contact: Bie-Hwa Ma, bcma@ucsd.edu, Xiuying Zou, Xiuying_Zou@cuc.claremont.edu

Tuesday, March 14, 2017, 12:45-2:45 pm (registration required)
Co-sponsored by CEAL Task Force on Metadata Standards and Best Practices for East Asian Electronic Resources (ERMB), CEAL Committee on Technical Processing (CTP), and University of Toronto Libraries
Tuesday, March 29, 2016
Tuesday, March 24, 2015

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