The MODS/MADS Editorial Committee
<http://www.loc.gov/standards/mods/editorial-committee.html> has several
openings for new members. This is an exciting time for MODS and MADS, as
we're starting in on a major revision of MADS and are also beginning
planning for MODS 4.0, examining to what degree it might benefit from a more
formal data model.
We are looking for committee members who have a stake in the future of MODS
and MADS, and can bring both technical and metadata expertise to our
discussions. We are especially interested in individuals who, based on
experience, can speak knowledgeably about future strategic directions for
MODS and MADS. These may include RDF representations, the effects of RDA
and other changes in library metadata world, Linked Data, shared
vocabularies, and other emerging metadata trends in libraries and elsewhere.
The committee meets 2 times per month for 1 hour by conference call; there
are no in-person meetings. Committee members typically spend some time per
month outside of the conference calls evaluating schema change requests,
researching issues related to committee work, and other related tasks.
To be considered for membership, please send a brief textual application
outlining your qualifications and indicating why you're interested to the
Library of Congress Network Development and MARC Standards Office at
[log in to unmask] by Friday, November 5, 2010.
Chair, MODS/MADS Editorial Committee
Digital Library Program
Indiana University - Bloomington
Wells Library W501
Inquiring Librarian blog: www.inquiringlibrarian.blogspot.com