PROVO, Utah, February 23, 2016 –– Backstage Library Works (www.bslw.com) is pleased to introduce its new leading-edge seminar series focusing on modern library topics. The first seminar, Metadata Matters, will be hosted by Backstage in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on Wednesday, March 30, 2016. The seminar will be attended by library and metadata specialists throughout the region.
Library leaders will discuss their current and future plans for tackling the challenges of today's metadata landscape. Speakers will include metadata innovators from Stanford, Drexel, Cornell and the University of Pennsylvania, discussing projects that involve linked data, authorized headings in non-MARC environments, and XML approaches to indexing collections.
John Merrill, president of Backstage states:
"We are thrilled to have Philip E. Schreur, David McKnight, Chew Chiat Naun, Holly Tomren, and Anu Paul in the same meeting sharing their expertise and leading discussions about metadata issues. The world is so much more complex and our patrons so much more demanding that we all have to be as informed as possible about developments that can improve the user's experience. We hope this is of value to everyone who can attend."