Call for Volunteers: Volunteers needed to introduce topics at the Metadata and Digital Object Section annual meeting

The Metadata and Digital Object Section will hold its annual meeting virtually on Thursday, June 15th from 11am to 12:30pm CT (mark your calendars now!).  In addition to a business meeting, we are planning a program that will include breakout discussion groups on three topics that members have expressed interest in during recent mailing list discussions and focus groups:

  • Challenges with mass description of digital objects
  • What kind of metadata do we create about provenance?
  • Metadata about potentially harmful material in digital collections

We are looking for volunteers who would be willing to give an informal, five-minute introduction to each topic and help facilitate the breakout room discussions (there will also be a steering committee member to help with the latter).  The idea for the 5-minute presentations  is to introduce the topic and raise a few of the major questions that could be asked in the breakout session for that topic, to give people an idea of what might be discussed.  

If you have an idea for a different topic you think would be of interest and that you’d be willing to introduce, we are also interested in hearing about that. 

Please email Lara Friedman-Shedlov ( by May 1st.

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