Professor David Bawden, City University London, is co-director of City’s Centre for Information Science, which acts as a focus for teaching, research and scholarship in core areas of information science. He is involved with the management of the Postgraduate MSc Information Studies Scheme and currently leads modules in the foundations of the library/information sciences, knowledge organisation, information management and policy, and information in subject domains.
David came to the University of Plymouth this week to not only give the Resource Description team a lecture which included an introduction to metadata, using metadata, and metadata formats, but also to engage in any conversations around the usage of metadata schema, and the future path that this might take (which also included the much debated RDA shall we/shan’t we).
David is one of my new hero’s.
Having provided us with some ‘further reading’ shall we say (I won’t include all 12 resources here!), I will be embarking on the discovery of:
D Haynes, Metadata for information management and retrieval, London: Facet Publishing, 2004
ML Zeng and J Qin, Metadata, London: Facet Publishing, 2008
K Calhoun, Being a librarian: metadata and metadata specialists in the 21st century, Library Hi-Tech, 2007, 25(2), 174-187
Any questions…….see David!