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Making Your Way Through Grey Metadata, MARC and User Tools Meagan Cooke, Columbia University Press Sean S. Costigan, Columbia University Press.

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1 Making Your Way Through Grey Metadata, MARC and User Tools Meagan Cooke, Columbia University Press Sean S. Costigan, Columbia University Press

2 CIAO to Metadata lOnline since 1997, CIAO is the largest collection of grey literature on international relations. lOver 200 organizations contribute to CIAO. lCIAO's metadata was developed in-house with area and library specialists. lThe metadata is based on a small, controlled vocabulary (cv) of 80 subject tags and a handful of other descriptors.

3 Describing our World lTitle lLocation / publication format lAuthor lSubject lRegion lInstitution or original publisher lDate

4 Controlling the Controlled? lFuture goals and current needs prompted an overhaul of the metadata. lSearching... always searching. lAnd then theres searching with Google

5 Decisions, decisions... lTime travel is perilous, or be careful changing metadata midstream. lDublin Core or not? lMapping metadata.

6 The Acronym Conspiracy lWho is this MARC anyway? lMARC, OPACs and OCLC...why they matter. lMARC my words, or how CIAO's partners helped in the conversion effort. lGoing to try with a little help from my friends.

7 Tooling the Future lAutomated MARC lEmailing citations lLinking to add context to CIAO content

8 The Future is Grey lEvaluate usage of new functionality and report to contributors, subscribers lXML lNew search technologies


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