Dear Fellow Dataists, We have gotten some great feedback on tools used for messing with metadata. Included in some of the comments is either explicitly or implied "use cases". For those who have some good "stories" about what they want to do with the data - can you share that? Want a tool to solve a problem or provide a new service? Can you explain it so that discussions can have a focus on why we need the tools we lack or need to develop/tweak tools we have? Are there situations where you would like to change your metadata, but lack the tools or technical expertise to make those changes happen? Please tell us what are you want to accomplish. If you can, include what kind of environment (organizationally, technically) you'd be working in, along with anything else that you think would help other understand what you need. This is to help with making the short amount of time for a great workshop to be successful at Digital Library Federation's Forum November 1st in Baltimore Comment here: http://lamsmetadata.blogspot.com/2011/10/metadata-use-cases.html or reply to Suzanne or Robin THANKS!! Robin Wendler Harvard University Library 90 Mt. Auburn St. Cambridge, MA 02138 617-495-3724<tel:617-495-3724> [log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]> Suzanne C. Pilsk Head, Metadata Unit Smithsonian Institution Libraries Connecting. Ideas. Information. You. 10th & Constitution Avenues, NW, NH2207 MRC 154, P.O. Box 37012 Washington, DC 20013-7012 v. 202.633.1646 [log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]> P Please consider the environment before printing this email.