JISC have funded strand of projects looking at Automatic Metadata Generation (AMG) under the JISC Information Environment Programme. To support this strand there is a project gathering use cases for automatic metadata generation gathering information on scenarios and use cases for why we might want automatically generated metadata. You can see the scenarios gathered so far on the projects website, and the project are keen to gather as many more as possible. I would also recommend anyone that with an interest go to their workshop on 7 July in Leicester (it’s co-located with the startup meeting for the JISC Programme). This workshop will be an opportunity to review and discuss specialist reports on automatic metadata generation on the following a range of topics such as subject metadata, person-related metadata, workflows, and others. The project has also produced a useful annotated bibliography.
Just announced: “SemHE ’09: semantic technologies for teaching and learning support in higher education” a meeting co-located with the 4th European Conference on Technology Enhanced Learning in Nice 29 or 30 September (tbc). This isn’t a CETIS meeting, but it is part-organized by the JISC SemTech project at Southampton University, a project which is supported by a CETIS working group, and which had its origins in the Semantic Structures for Teaching and Learning session in the 2007 CETIS conference.
Full details an call for papers for the Nice meeting at http://www.semhe.org/.