Continuing Resources and Metadata Management

Community of Interest

Community Charge

The Continuing Resources and Metadata Management (CRMM) Community of Interest  is a forum for BLC member library staff, who are involved in the day-to-day and lifecycle management of library resources across all formats, to share their expertise and to discuss relevant library issues.

Two goals of this community are: to provide an open, educationally minded platform for members to discuss issues, and to provide professional support in developing more efficient and well informed methods for meeting the challenges we face in our positions. The COI is open to taking on other challenges as may be of assistance to the BLC.  A version of this group has been meeting continuously since the BLC Union List of Serials Committee was founded almost 30 years ago. 

Areas of interest which are regularly discussed include:

  • Acquisitions
  • Resource licensing
  • Cataloging and metadata management
  • Print and electronic resources access management
  • Workflows
  • Supporting access and discovery tools and systems
  • Responding to the changing landscapes of our field
  • Understanding past, present and future practices and standards
  • Retrospective projects


Rebecca McCallum
Head of Cataloging
Wesleyan University

Liz Bodian
Metadata Technologies Librarian
Brandeis University


Anyone whose work and/or interest concerns are in the above areas is welcome to join the COI.


The community meets virtually up to four times a year. Occasional in-person meetings will be conducted as available, such as during the BLC Forum.


Complete the form below to join BLC's CRMM COI. You'll automatically be added to the email group and shared Google Drive.