Introduction to Metadata for Digital Collections

Speaker Dr. Marcia Zeng
Marcia Lei Zeng is Professor of Library and Information Science at Kent State University. She holds a PhD from the School of Information Sciences at University of Pittsburgh. She has been invited to give lectures on the topics of knowledge organization systems, metadata, and digital libraries in various countries. Her ...

Marcia Lei Zeng is Professor of Library and Information Science at Kent State University. She holds a PhD from the School of Information Sciences at University of Pittsburgh. She has been invited to give lectures on the topics of knowledge organization systems, metadata, and digital libraries in various countries. Her professional services include chair of the IFLA Classification and Indexing Section, chair of IFLA Functional Requirements for Subject Authority Records (FRSAR) Working Group, the Executive Board member of the International Society for Knowledge Organizations (ISKO), and Director-at-large of the American Society for Information Science and Technology (ASIS&T). She currently serves as the Chair of the Dublin Core Metadata Initiative (DCMI) Advisory Board.

Full Description
This is a two-day workshop. By registering here, you are signing up to attend both sessions from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM on Wednesday, May 14th AND Thursday, May 15th.
 
Metadata is a critical mechanism in digital collections. Metadata are structured and encoded data that describe characteristics of information-bearing entities (things), such as library and archival materials, museum objects, visual resources, geospatial objects, learning objects, and data sets. 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

 

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Organizer Laura Forshay

When?

Wed, May. 14 - Thu, May. 15, 2014
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
United States