The Metadata Services Program ensures the consistency and integrity of the Libraries’ structural metadata assets, including descriptive, holdings and access data related to library collections and Notre Dame scholarship. The program works across a variety of industry standards, schemes and encoding structures, and program members collaborate with others across the Libraries on collection processing, discovery and access. The Program stewards the Libraries' metadata strategy, policy and services, including key components such as assessment and analysis of metadata utilized throughout its life cycle, as well as remediating and transforming metadata to support resource discovery and services for teaching, learning and research.
Douglas (Doug) Wayman is a faculty librarian and head of the Electronic Resources and Collection Metadata Management Unit (ERCMM). Doug joins the unit's talented team working principally to create, transform, and remediate metadata to support multiple applications across the Libraries' resource description, discovery, and systems landscape, applying knowledge of metadata standards and information technology processes to support loading both batches and individual records supplied by vendors and/or locally curated metadata. Members of this unit support the Library's mission to promulgate e-resources first in order to provide cost-effective resources to Notre Dame users optimizing access to a richer, broader range of resources than could be provided practically with tangible resources only. The chief principles driving this unit are metadata quality and enhanced access for users.
Doug has an M.L.I.S. from Florida State University, along with a certificate in Information Architecture, and a B.G.S. from Gonzaga University, with a concentration in Organizational Leadership.
Jared Collins manages the Collection Processing Unit in the Metadata Services Program. This unit serves the Libraries' by processing physical scholarly resources added to the Libraries' collection in support of teaching, learning and research. Additionally, Jared and his team are committed to creating and enriching metadata according to nationally approved and locally adopted standards. They participate extensively in data remediation projects and Jared serves as co-curator of the Libraries' Government Documents collection. The work of this unit directly impacts patron discovery of resources and ensures solid patron services centered on access to the Libraries' general collections.
Jared holds a B.S. in Geography from Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana, and a M.S. in Zoology from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio.
Peggy Griesinger is a faculty librarian and head of the Metadata Initiatives Unit in the Metadata Services Program. Peggy and her team leverage their combined expertise to describe and make accessible the Libraries' resources. They are responsible for complex metadata work, implementation and maintenance of controlled vocabularies, and metadata stewardship and governance. Their work includes subject analysis and authority work, original descriptive and specialized cataloging, digital collection metadata description, metadata design, crosswalk development, metadata transformation, and support for assigned OCLC services.
Peggy has an M.L.S. and a B.A. in Classical Studies, both from Indiana University Bloomington.