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A reminder that the e-forum Collecting Free Web Resources: Selection,
Archiving, Metadata, Access starts tomorrow morning.

Kate
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> Discussion on Collecting Free Web Resources: Selection,
> Archiving, Metadata, Access
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> 20, 2008
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> Moderators for the discussion are Kate Harcourt, Melanie Wacker and
> Alex Thurman, Columbia University. 
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> Background information:
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> Many libraries are beginning to go from including
> records for selected free Web resources in their catalogs to more
> literally 'collecting' these resources through Web archiving.  We hope this 
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> comments on how libraries are selecting Web resources for archiving, what
> harvesting tools they are using and particularly how they are achieving
> bibliographic control of their archived Web content. Specifically, how are
> libraries developing procedures for the generation, enrichment and
> expression of metadata for description, access, preservation and
> management of this type of collection.
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> For example, we welcome your ideas and practices
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>    Your library’s workflow for collecting Web content.
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>    Who selects Web content and does selection criteria differ from
> criteria used to collect similar resources in print.
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>    What harvesting tools do you use? What are the strengths and
> weaknesses of those tools?
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>    Does your library create metadata for archived Web resources,
> or do you rely on keyword searching and/or metadata provided by your
> web harvesting tool or vendor, such as Internet Archive?
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>    Using descriptive metadata for discovery? Which schema do you
> use? What prompted you to make that choice?  Is some metadata captured 
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> yes, what type? (E.g. technical or descriptive)
>    Are you integrating cataloging records for archived resources
> into your traditional library catalog and/or OCLC?  How do you determine the 
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> of cataloging for archived web resources? Do you track versions of
> archived websites in metadata records? Who decides how often a website
> is harvested for archiving?
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> controlled vocabulary such as LCSH and/or classification?
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> We look forward to a lively discussion.   As summary of the discussion
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> Please address any questions to Kate Harcourt –
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> Pamela Bluh
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Kate Harcourt
Director, Original and Special Materials Cataloging
102 Butler Library
Columbia University Libraries
phone: 212.854.2714
fax: 212.854.5167