As Director of Metadata Services, Laura's work focuses on moving the Libraries’ metadata agenda forward through cross-programmatic collaboration to ensure consistency and quality of metadata related to Libraries' collections and Notre Dame scholarship. This work is carried out through a variety of services related to metadata creation, enrichment, remediation and transformation. Program staff is committed to adherence to industry standards. The Program directly supports the processing of general and specialized collection analog and digital resources and vended electronic resources in support of University teaching, learning and research.
Laura also serves as Interim Head for the Electronic Resources and Collection Metadata Management unit. The unit creates, transforms and remediates 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 batch and record loading of vendor supplied and locally curated metadata.
A graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Laura holds a bachelor's degree in French and master's degree in Library and Information Studies. Laura's current research area of interest is how community of practice can enhance knowledge sharing and common understanding within library technical services.
Daniela is a faculty librarian and member of the Metadata Technologies & Design Unit of the Metadata Service Program. At the forefront of her many contributions, Daniela is our lead advisor on the creation and life cycle management of metadata related to electronic resources to include online journals, electronic books, databases, and integrated websites, which represent a wide-array of subjects, languages and formats. She lends her expertise to the goal of providing a quality discovery experience to patrons using our electronic resources, working to keep the back-end data in our knowledge bases, our library catalog, and website LibGuides consistent and cohesive. As a member of Metadata Services, Daniela is a key player in the development of our metadata strategy, policies and practice, aimed at ensuring long term viability of library metadata assets.
Daniela has a Masters' degree in Library & Information Studies, along with a Graduate Certificate in Archival Studies and Digital Information Management from the University of Arizona. She also holds a Certificate in Applied Science in Library Media Technology from Northland Pioneer College in Holbrook, Arizona and a B.S. in Economics & Business Administration from the University of Pavia in Pavia, Lombardy, Italy.
As a member of the Metadata Technologies & Design Unit of the Metadata Services Program, Sandy utilizes her knowledge of bibliographic data and standards to prepare, load and process metadata records in the integrated library and discovery systems. Her work is integral to ensuring the discoverability of library resources for patrons. She also identifies and extracts metadata records for contributions to cooperative projects, and reports on data for a variety of library needs.
As a member of the Metadata Technologies & Design Unit of the Metadata Services Program, Lisa's primary responsibility is to analyze and improve the quality of the Libraries' metadata assets. She works with data in the Integrated Library System, Discovery System, and other related systems. Her role involves designing the best approach to address and resolve issues, applying specialized knowledge of metadata standards to ensure that new and existing data meets requirements, and determining priorities for addressing integrity issues in consultation with stakeholders. She is also the product owner for OCLC Connexion and provides support to about 50 library users.