How Libraries Use Publisher Metadata

Steven Shadle (University of Washington Libraries)
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Library cataloging departments can no longer keep up with the deluge of electronic publishing content and must rely on publisher-provided metadata to support access to this content. This session will provide an overview of how library catalogs, link resolver and discovery systems work and will present case studies of how publisher metadata in embedded in these systems supports the discovery experience academic library users. Examples from several publishers will be highlighted to illustrate different approaches that publishers can take in providing metadata to libraries and library service providers. Attendees will also learn about existing metadata standards that address metadata quality and formats.

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Steven Shadle

University of Washington Libraries

As a librarian, Steve connects users to content. His primary responsibility at the University of Washington Libraries is to manage the library linking systems that provide access to journal full-text. In addition, he catalogs eSerials selected and licensed by the UW Libraries. Steve’s background in serial standards began with his work as an ISSN Cataloger at the Library of Congress and currently includes serving on the NISO working group developing guidelines for Presentation and Identification of Electronic Journals (PIE-J).

Steve has a track record of providing professional leadership, most recently serving as President of NASIG. Steve is an accomplished cataloging trainer and gives regular presentations on library cataloging and metadata and the role library systems play in providing access to content.

In recognition of his contributions, the Association for Library Collections and Technical Services (a division of the American Library Association) presented Steve with the 2010 Ulrich’s Serials Librarianship Award for contributions to helping libraries describe and manage electronic serials.


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