A Re-Imagined MARC? MODS for Descriptive Metadata

Speaker Rebecca Guenther
Rebecca Guenther has 35 years of experience in national libraries, primarily working on library technology standards related to digital libraries. Most of her professional life has been at the Library of Congress developing national and international standards related to metadata. She has served on numerous standards and implementation committees, several ...


Rebecca Guenther has 35 years of experience in national libraries, primarily working on library technology standards related to digital libraries. Most of her professional life has been at the Library of Congress developing national and international standards related to metadata. She has served on numerous standards and implementation committees, several as chair, is widely published in professional literature, and has given many tutorials, workshops and presentations. She recently began to explore use of semantic web technology and the potential of linked data. She left the Library of Congress in August 2011 to work as a consultant on metadata development and planning.

Full Description
As digital resources have exploded, the world has recognized the need for tagged metadata, and a number of descriptive metadata formats have emerged. The Metadata Object Description Schema (MODS) was developed in the early 2000s as a derivative of the MARC format to provide an XML format that is highly compatible with MARC and maintains much (but not all) of its richness. It has had wide implementation especially in the digital library community as a descriptive metadata schema that allows for minimal data loss from rich MARC catalog records and works well with XML data. This workshop gives an overview of its purpose, design principles, data elements, and how it is being implemented particularly in digital library projects.
 
Who should attend:
Librarians, archivists, and other information professionals (e.g. in museums) who are implementing new approaches to metadata especially for digital projects.
 
Objectives:
• To understand how MODS is related to and can be used with MARC
• To understand the design principles of MODS
• To explore the companion format MADS for authority data and see how it works with MODS descriptions
• To gain a knowledge of the main elements and subelements of MODS and how it repackages MARC elements
• To see how MODS works with other metadata formats such as METS, MARC and EAD
• To explore how MODS has been implemented, especially in digital libraries
• To consider future developments for MODS and MADS
Organizer Laura Forshay

When?

Tue, Mar. 20, 2012
10 a.m. - 4 p.m. US/Eastern

How Much?

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Where?

METRO Training Center (4th floor)
57 E. 11th Street
New York, NY 10003
US