Collection Description Focus
There is an increasing emphasis on mapping and managing our information resources in a way which will allow users to find, access, use and disseminate resources from a range of diverse collections. JISC's vision of a managed "information environment" and new programmes of digital content creation have highlighted the role of collection-level description.
This Showcase Event will focus on the challenge of bringing together distributed content and how collection-level description can help to facilitate this process.
The programme will include input from several major strategic initiatives including the NOF portal, JISC's IE Service Registry, the CC-Interop (COPAC/Clumps Continuing Technical Cooperation) project and the Natural History Museum's CLD project. The day will also feature a unique "Showcase" of demonstrator/pilot services in the adjoining meeting rooms, with contributions from a wide range of CLD services.
The event will conclude with an exploration of how the concept of collections can be applied to other environments and knowledge spaces.
The event is aimed at information managers who are developing and directing policy, and anyone with an interest in employing collection-level description as a component part of their information services.
The programme for the day is yet to be finalised but will include the following speakers:
In addition to the formal presentations in the auditorium there will be an opportunity to see demonstrations of a variety of Collection Description services in the adjoining meeting rooms including: