Journal of Library Metadata (*please feel free to forward)
SPECIAL ISSUE: Metadata for Scientific Data
This special issue of the Journal of Library Metadata presents
metadata-related trends and practices, research, collaborations, and
educational initiatives supporting digital data curation, lifecycle
management, and use.
Scientific research, in nearly every domain, increasingly relies on
digital information structures for collecting data, collaborating and
disseminating findings. This change has introduced many new challenges
and opportunities for collecting, preserving, accessing, using, and
sharing research data. Digital libraries, repositories, and many types of
information centers are seeking metadata solutions addressing these data
management challenges and for advancing the scientific enterprise.
Library and information science educators are enhancing curriculum
offerings to include metadata courses, and integrating these offerings
into digital curation programs. Additionally, libraries and specialized
communities are developing and promoting metadata standards to support
data sharing. This special issue of JLM presents *metadata* trends and
practices, research and development activities, collaborations, and
educational initiatives supporting curation, lifecycle management, and use
of digital data stored in library, repository, and related environments.
Please forward submissions electronically (Word document or RTF) to the
guest editor at:
Jane Greenberg: [log in to unmask]
Full manuscripts (10-40 typed pages, double-spaced) are to be submitted on
or by February 17, 2010. Authors will be notified by February 26, 2010.
Final copies, with *all* final edits will be due NO LATER than March 17,
Formatting and citation instructions for authors are found @:
All submitted manuscripts will be reviewed on a double-blind review basis.
Recommended topics include, but are not limited to the following:
- Metadata curation supporting e-science, life-cycle management,
authentication, provenance tracking, and other functions and services.
- Metadata creation and quality control processes and policies supporting
the management, access, and preservation of digital data.
- Metadata structures and programs enabling and demonstrating data sharing
and re-use, linked data, and interoperability among digital collections
- Semantic web and metadata registry developments for machine-driven
processing of digital data.
- International, national, and emergent metadata vocabularies and semantic
systems, such as ontologies, scientific taxonomies, Dublin Core
- Exploration or use of Web 2.0 (or Web 3.0) technologies integrated with
metadata efforts (e.g., Folksonomies) for describing or sharing digital
- Metadata models (e.g., DCAM, RDF, METS, FRBR) and their application to
- Identifiers (e.g., DOIs) and other naming conventions for tracking,
authenticating, and providing access to digital data
- Community, consortial, or organizational initiatives curating and
providing access to digital data.
- Educational initiatives and attention to metadata and digital data
curation for a new, growing generation of information professionals.
The Journal of Library Metadataretitled from the Journal of Internet
Cataloging to reflect a wider focusis the exclusive forum for the latest
research, innovations, news, and expert views about all aspects of
metadata applications in libraries, repositories, and other information
centers. This focused journal comprehensively discusses practical,
applicable information that libraries can effectively use in their own
information management. Specialized knowledge, the latest technology, and
top research are presented pertaining specifically to evolving metadata
use in librariesand related information centers. More information about
the Journal of Library Metadata can be found online at
Happy New Year! jane
Jane Greenberg, Professor
Director of the Metadata Research Center <MRC>
School of Information and Library Science
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill CB #3360
205 Manning Hall Chapel Hill, North Carolina 27599-3360
Email: [log in to unmask] Tel.: