CENDI Interest Areas — Metadata & Bibliographic Control
In 2003, the CENDI Content Management and Access Working Group developed a mapping of CENDI Metadata Initiatives by CENDI agency. Subsequent to the Metadata Initiatives project, the Working Group mapped the metadata elements used by various CENDI agencies for the cataloging of non-traditional materials to the Dublin Core Metadata elements. The group continues to monitor the changes in metadata use among the agencies and to advise CENDI about metadata standards.
In 2002, the CENDI Cataloging Working Group (now the Content Management and Access Working Group) and the Federal Library and Information Center Committee (FLICC) held a joint conference on Reference Linking in the Federal Information Environment at the Library of Congress. The program included presentations on current techniques for linking, the status of efforts in the federal environment, and the potential impact on federal practices and policies.
In 1998, the Working Group reviewed the metadata initiatives being undertaken by member agencies. The focus was on the cataloging of non-traditional resources such as Web sites, images, and educational curriculum. The findings are presented in the report CENDI Metadata Initiatives: Beyond the Bibliographic Record (CENDI/98-3).