ACRL Arts Section Blog

June 8, 2011

Creating Multimedia Metadata: Controlled Vocabularies Across Time And Space

Filed under: ALA Annual 2011 — ccovert @ 11:14 am


Sunday, June 26, 2011
1:30pm – 3:30pm

Convention Center, Room 338

Moderator: Kathleen Haefliger, Music & Performing Arts Librarian, Chicago State University

Jenn Riley, Head, Carolina Digital Library and Archives,
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Lucie Wall Stylianopoulos, Head, Fiske Kimball Fine Arts Library, University of Virginia
Susan L. Wiesner, 2011 ACLS Digital Innovation Fellow, RCL Subject Editor, Treasurer, Society of Dance History Scholars, Adjunct Faculty in Dance Theory, Kennesaw State University

The performing arts are ephemeral textual forms that often elude capture and are difficult to access. While libraries and archives have developed metadata that enables research into collections of written texts, little has been done for texts that encompass space and time: dance, theatre, architecture, and archeology. This panel will discuss issues and possible solutions to the development of controlled vocabularies for, and systematic description of, performance arts objects: both tactile and ephemeral.

Sponsored by ACRL Arts & co-sponsored in name only by ACRL Image Resources Interest Group, ACRL ANSS, ALCTS Metadata Interest Group

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