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Member Forum: Session for the DCMI members to share their major accomplishments since the last conference

Title: Session for the DCMI members to share their major accomplishments since the last conference
Moderated by: Alasdair Macdonald
Date: 2021-10-15 14:00

Speaking:


	Alasdair MacDonald
Alasdair Macdonald
The University of Edinburgh
Alasdair MacDonald is Metadata Co-ordinator at Edinburgh University Library, a post he has held since January 2014. He has worked as a librarian for over 23 years, specialising in metadata since 2000. His previous role was Head of Bibliographic Maintenance & Authority Control at the Bodleian Library, Oxford University, where he co-ordinated the Bodleian’s NACO cataloguing programme and worked as the metadata lead for the Bodleian Libraries’ Inventory Control Project from 2009-2011, which undertook an inventory of over 7 million items from the Bodleian collections. He has also worked at the National Library of Scotland and Edinburgh Council Music Library.

Abstract:

The Members’ Forum at DCMI Virtual 2021will see the institutional and regional members of DCMI showcase the metadata work and teaching of their institutions. In a series of lightning talks, speakers from Europe, Asia and the Americas will cover topics including national metadata initiatives, open access repositories, DCMI application profiles and teaching metadata practice as an academic subject. The session offers the opportunity for conference delegates to engage with the work of a diverse and truly international community of metadata professionals.