The response to that action item resulted in the development of the
MERIC (Metadata Education and Research Information Commons) prototype.
Ingrid Hsieh-Yee and I co-chaired the Advisory Board for several years.
I resigned from the Board because I have moved out of teaching into the
administrative world and I'm not sure who the current chairs are. Bill
Moen, Ingrid and I published several articles about the prototype (ACRL
Conference Proceedings last year and in Education for Information this
year) and how it evolved from a simple clearinghouse to an online
teaching and research commons concept. Anita Coleman developed the
original proof-of-concept at Arizona and I know many of you contributed
resource examples. Getting the funding to build and sustain MERIC
beyond the prototype was a problem. It would be great if there was more
support (financial and personal) for developing MERIC into a fully
operational repository rather than reinventing the wheel when much of
the work in terms of concept and prototype design has been done.
Dr. Sherry Vellucci
Professor and Dean of the University Library
University of New Hampshire
18 Library Way
Durham, NH 03824
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Sent: Tuesday, September 30, 2008 2:56 PM
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Subject: Re: [eduCAT] Possible teaching-cataloging wiki?
Again, not a wiki (which I support), but more context for my initial
statement about the ALA directive. (And since I'd love to see all of
efforts combined into a one wonderful resource that keeps growing -
far too much duplication of effort in terms of course development and
exercises. Having a place from which to draw tried and true examples,
get ideas for teaching this important constellation of subjects will
everyone who teaches in this area!)
The directive was:
Cataloging and Metadata Education: A Proposal for Preparing Cataloging
Professionals of the 21st Century.
A response to action item 5.1 of the "Bibliographic Control of Web
Resources: A Library of Congress Action Plan.:
Submitted to the ALA/ALISE Task Force Final report date: Dec. 2002 Web
version April 2003.
by Ingrid Hsieh-Yee
Other elements created in response to action item 5.1 were created and
would be great to link them together in this new wiki environment.
On Tue, Sep 30, 2008 at 8:49 AM, Heidi Hoerman
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> After talking to quite a few adjuncts teaching cataloging, I found
> they are for the most part not aware of this list and feel quite
> I've been thinking about setting up a wiki for teaching cataloging
> would include adjuncts and any full time folks that wish to join. Do
> you all know of such a think being out there before I leap in?
> [Opinions expressed here are mine alone and not to be attributed to
> University of South Carolina.]
> HEIDI LEE HOERMAN
> SCHOOL OF LIBRARY AND INFORMATION SCIENCE
> UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH CAROLINA, COLUMBIA, SC 29205
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Kathryn La Barre