[Metadatalibrarians] Core Metadata Standards Committee seeks feedback on assessment framework, open commenting through July 18

Erica FINDLEY ericaf at multcolib.org
Tue Jun 21 12:02:37 PDT 2022

**Please excuse cross posting of this announcement**


The ALA Core Metadata Standards Committee is developing a rubric to help
information professionals evaluate metadata schemas in order to select one
that  would best fit the needs of a given project.  A preliminary draft of
the Metadata Schema Assessment Framework
is ready for public review and feedback.

The Committee identified several criteria that can be used to evaluate
metadata schemas, including: ease of access, applicability, completeness,
consistent representation, interoperability, understandability, rate of
adoption, maintenance, and transparency, bias & engagement.

The rubric also contains levels for assessing the extent that a given
schema meets each criterion from lowest (e.g., minimally acceptable) to
highest (value added or most complex).

If you work with metadata, the committee welcomes your feedback, including
how useful this rubric would be in selecting a schema in your daily work,
and suggestions for improvement.

Feedback can be given by commenting on sections within the draft itself,
available on Google Drive at this address: bit.ly/CoreMSAF
and/or submitting comments and questions through a Google form:

Feedback on the draft can be given through July 18th. After feedback is
collected the ALA Core Metadata Standards Committee will incorporate
suggestions and recommendations into a final draft for publication.

Thank you,

ALA Core Metadata Standards Committee

Ayla Stein Kenfield, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign

Catherine Smith, University of Alabama

Darnelle Melvin, University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Erica Findley, Multnomah County Library

Jeannette Ho, Texas A&M University

Liz Woolcott, Utah State University

Marina Morgan, Florida Southern College

Meredith L. Hale, University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Tina Herman Buck, University of Central Florida

*Erica Findley (she/her)*
*Systems & Metadata Librarian*
Multnomah County Library
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