Library Committees

Metadata Steering Committee (MSC)

Reports To: Sponsors:  AUL for Technical Services & AUL for Special Collections/Beinecke Director 

Committee Charge:

  • Provide strategic direction for metadata practices throughout the Yale Library

  • Oversee maintenance of current policies and documentation 

  • In support of wider Library objectives, solicit and receive proposals for service enhancements and  new initiatives.  

  • Nominate and approve members of metadata advisory groups  

  • Establish common templates, norms, tools, and directory structures for communication within and beyond committees 

  • Ensure that policies, project updates, new initiatives, etc. are published and viewable by the library community

  • Maintain committee handbook

Frequency of Meetings: Every 3 weeks

Member Selection Method: Members and consultants are leaders from technical services and those with high-level metadata expertise. Chairs of subcommittees and certain organizational positions are appointed ex officio.

Term of Service: 2 years, renewable

Committee Member:    
Bolkovac, Eva Member at large
Cordes, Ellen Co-chair, MetaDigets, ex officio (and Special Collections, non-Beinecke)
Jones, Jasmine Director, Special Collections Technical Services, ex officio 
Klingenberg, Robert Co-chair, MetaDigets, ex officio (and Special Collections, non-Beinecke) 
Lovins, Daniel MSC Chair, Director of Resource Discovery Services, ex officio
Martin, Andrea Recording secretary, 2023 -
Matković, Danijela Chair of Authorities & Identities Advisory Group, ex officio
Napert, Diane Monograph Processing Services Director, ex officio consultant
Norris, Jeanette co-Chair of ILS Metadata Advisory Group, ex officio
Pearson, Audrey Co-chair, Linked Library Data Advisory Group, ex officio
Sidman, Angela E-Resource and Serials Management Director, ex officio consultant
Thompson, Timothy Co-chair, Linked Library Data Advisory Group, ex officio
Last modified on May 31, 2023 . Contact Andrew Gray to update.