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Alistair Morrison

Alistair Morrison

Manager of Library Applications, Johns Hopkins University
Alistair Morrison, is the manager of library applications at Johns Hopkins University. Previously, he was senior product manager for ScienceDirect Books at Elsevier and director of product planning at LexisNexis Academic & Library Solutions. Mr. Morrison has over 25 years of experience in academic publishing, product management, and library operations. He holds master’s degrees in philosophy and library science.

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For purposes of discovery, the metadata supplied to libraries for e-book content must be complete, explicit and accurate. APIs have been constructed. Best practices have been identified. What are the gaps that still affect the user experience in identifying and navigating to needed content? Why might be needed to bridge those gaps? This session will bring together a cross-section of content providers and libraries to discuss the challenges faced.
Cataloging of materials is not the workflow that it was fifty years ago. The skill sets and tasks associated with application of metadata in the 21st century demand new techniques and tools. What might this entail? Ought there to be different elements included in the metadata? Should there be more application of automated processes? What opportunities for value-add are there for service and content providers? How might these changes improve the success of the user experience? This session will explore the possibilities of revisiting cataloging activities with an eye to enhanced efficiency and effectiveness. A cross-section of views from multiple stakeholders will form the substance of this event. This event will be a roundtable discussion by stakeholders actively engaging with these questions and concerns.

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