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January 8 Metadata Discussion Group Meeting

The Metadata Discussion Group meeting will be held on Tuesday, January 8, from 9:30am - 10:30am in room 043 of the Wells Library. The Metadata Discussion Group meets monthly to discuss metadata issues pertaining to libraries, archives, and museums. The group has no formal membership. Library staff, SLIS faculty and students, and those on campus interested in the topic are welcome to attend.

What is preservation metadata and why should you care? Join us to chat about preservation from a metadata perspective, explore PREMIS, and more!

DATE: Tuesday, January 8
TIME: 9:30am - 10:30am
PLACE: Wells Library 043
TOPIC: Preservation Metadata

- I have 15 minutes:

* Digital Content Creation, University Library, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. (2010). Best practices for preservation metadata. In Best Practices for Creation Digital Collections. Retrieved from

* Riley, J. (2007). An introduction to PREMIS. Indiana University Libraries Digital Library Brown Bag. [PowerPoint slides] Retrieved from

* Florida Center for Library Automation's Description Service outputs a PREMIS record for an image file you upload

- I have an hour:

* Caplan, P. (2006). Preservation metadata. In S. Ross & M. Day (Eds.), DCC Digital Curation Manual. Retrieved from

Learn more about the Metadata Discussion Group at our blog,, or join the group email list by sending the following in the subject line of the message (leave the body of the message blank) to

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Suggestions for future topics are welcome. Please email with suggestions or questions.

Submitted by: Jennifer Liss, Metadata/Cataloging Librarian, IUB

Staff News

Rhonda Armstrong, Dean of Indiana University Kokomo Library, resigned her position effective November 16, 2012.  Rhonda has returned to her home state of Tennessee where she has taken the position of Director of Library at Lincoln Memorial University, Carnegie-Vincent Library.  During this interim period the Kokomo contacts are Diane Bever (; 764-455-9345) or Ria Lukes (; 765-455-9437).

Submitted by: Diane Bever, Reference and Information Services Librarian, IUK

Happy New Year!  January 1 is believed to have first been proclaimed as the new year by Julius Caesar, who instated a solar calendar after the lunar system proved erratic.  January is named after Janus (often personified as two-faced, looking both to the past and the future), the Roman god of beginnings and transitions. So let us look to the future and have another successful year!  Thank goodness the world didn't end so that we can have another great year at the IU Libraries! 


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