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Mrs Jane Frazier

Professional Title: Librarian
Other: Data Librarian

Primary domain: Metadata, Controlled Vocabularies

Organization name: Australian National Data Service

Organization type: Academia/Research

City / Country: Melbourne - Australia


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Jane Frazier is an information scientist based in Melbourne, Australia. She has previously worked in the University of North Carolina Music Library cataloging 20th century American vocal sheet music, as curatorial assistant at the Dryad digital repository, and as research assistant for Dr. Jane Greenberg at the UNC Metadata Research Center exploring automatic subject indexing processes for Dryad. Jane completed an internship at the US Library of Congress Policy and Standards Division, participating in the development and production of the Library of Congress Medium of Performance Thesaurus (LCMPT) and companion Data Authority Elements, a companion to LCSH which is used by Library of Congress cataloguers to more thoroughly describe items in the LC music collection. From 2013 to 2014 Jane led the research and development of a new web ­based cataloging system for collectible items with Stanley Gibbons, one of the world’s oldest and most prestigious stamp collecting firms. During her time at Stanley Gibbons, Jane developed new metadata standards and a full taxonomy surrounding postage stamps. At ANDS, Jane is currently focusing on the development of a collaborative, cross-disciplinary application for the creation, management and publication of controlled vocabularies and the development of the med.data project which aims to describe and make available Australian medical research institute-generated research data which is not currently available.