Dr. Jane Greenberg appointed to DCMI Advisory Board and Tools Working Group—expanding global reach
Dr. Jane Greenberg, associate professor at the School of Information and Library Science, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, has been appointed to the Advisory Board of the Dublin Core Metadata Initiative (DCMI). The Advisory Board is comprised of global experts in the field of metadata who advise the DCMI Directorate “on all technical and strategic issues that occur during the operation of the DCMI.”
In addition to advising on specific DCMI activities, the Advisory Board also has an external role with the Dublin Core community and a range of global metadata initiatives.
“The DCMI has had a significant impact in the area of metadata development and improving access to digital resources,” said Greenberg. “The DCMI is an exciting and important international initiative, spanning many disciplines and endeavors.”
Greenberg was also appointed co-chair of the DCMI Tools Working Group, along with Thomas Severiens of the University of Osnabrueck, Germany. The Working Group provides a forum for those who develop metadata tools and individuals interested in using metadata applications. Severiens recently visited the SILS Metadata Research Center (MRC), where he and Greenberg began work on an application profile for describing functions and algorithms of metadata tools.
This year, in keeping with the international spirit of the DCMI, the MRC is hosting Professor Eva Mª Méndez Rodríguez from the Library and Information Sciences Department, University Carlos III of Madrid. Méndez served as Program Chair of the Dublin Core 2005 Conference in Madrid, Spain. She is a European Union Fulbright scholar and the MRC's first in-house international scholar. Greenberg and Méndez are collaborating on several projects including editing a book that addresses ways in which librarians, particularly those with cataloging and classification expertise, can contribute to the development of a more intelligent information infrastructure defined by the Semantic Web.
Greenberg's metadata activities continue to expand, with leadership on a new Microsoft-supported project Memex Metadata (M 2) for Student Portfolios—a partnership among the MRC, UNC's Information Technology Services and UNC's Department of Biology to advance work in the areas of student portfolio management, metadata generation and contextual retrieval; and through her participation in the DCMI Corporate Global Circle and newly formed Rules for Description and Access (RDA) working groups, in addition to her other DCMI activities.