This is a two-day workshop, taking place from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM on Monday, March 25th and Tuesday, March 26th 2013. By registering here, you also sign up to attend the second session on Tuesday, March 26th.
Metadata is a critical mechanism in digital collections. Metadata describes the attributes of a resource, where the resource may consist of bibliographical objects, archival inventories and registers, geospatial objects, museum and visual resources, learning objects, and datasets. This workshop examines the role of metadata in the digital environment.
The main focuses will be given to 1) the applications of metadata standards for distinct domains and information communities and 2) the creation of application profiles according to local needs. Issues in metadata interoperability, vocabulary control, quality control and evaluation, and the practices in Linked Data-enabled metadata encoding will also be discussed.
Who should attend:
Practicing library and information professionals and anyone who is involved in establishing digital collections in distinct information communities for the purposes of managing, publishing, and preserving documents in the digital environment
By the end of this program, participants will:
- Understand the principles, concepts, and types of metadata
- Explore various operational and proposed metadata standards for specific domains
- Understand different issues in the applications of metadata standards in a larger context of a project, a community, and the society
- Gain experience in applying selected metadata standards to the creation of metadata records, with and without computer programs
- Become capable of developing metadata element sets and creating application profiles by designing, evaluating, and modifying metadata elements according to local needs
- Be able to implement metadata decisions in a digital library project
- Know how to examine issues related to interoperability, controlled vocabularies, application profiles, and Linked Data-enabled metadata encoding
Questions about registration or cancellation? Visit METRO’s Registration Info page for policies and procedures.