Using XML in Libraries

Speaker Dr. Kwong Bor Ng
Kwong Bor Ng (Ph.D) is a professor and the vice chair of the Graduate School of Library and Information Studies of Queens College, CUNY, where he teaches courses about Metadata, XML, Database Construction, and Web Programming. His recent book publications include: (1) Using XML: A How-to-do-it Manual and CD-ROM for ...

Kwong Bor Ng (Ph.D) is a professor and the vice chair of the Graduate School of Library and Information Studies of Queens College, CUNY, where he teaches courses about Metadata, XML, Database Construction, and Web Programming. His recent book publications include: (1) Using XML: A How-to-do-it Manual and CD-ROM for Librarians (published by Neal-Schuman in 2007); (2) Collaborative Technologies and Applications for Interactive Information Design (co-edited with Scott Rummler, published by Information Science Reference in 2009) and (3) Digitization in the Real World  (co-edited with Jason Kucsma, published by Metro in 2010), and (4) Recent Developments in the Design, Construction, and Evaluation of Digital Libraries (co-edited with Colleen Cool, published by Premier Reference Source in 2013).

Full Description

This is a two-day workshop. By registering on this page, you also register to attend the second part on Tuesday, September 16th from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM.

This two-day intensive workshop is designed to teach beginners how to use XML in the library environment, with a focus on using the language for resource description, metadata management, and electronic text encoding. The syntax, characteristics, terminologies, associated standards, and some important XML applications, will be taught through step-by-step examples, from basic level to intermediate level. Explanation and elaboration will come along whenever you encounter new concepts.

Day 1 is a general introduction including basic syntax of XML, DTD (Document Type Definition) and CSS (Cascade Style Sheet language). Day 2 will focus on the W3C XML schema language and the Extensible Stylesheet Language (XSL). We will use metadata schemes like Dubin Core and MODS as examples to demonstrate real XML application in the library world.

Who should attend:
Catalogers, technical services librarians, electronic resources librarians, and others interested in the use of XML for metadata organization and text encoding. Participants should be familiar with basic HTML, but no prior knowledge in XML or programming is required.

By the end of the workshop, participants will:

  • Understand the critical roles that XML can play in the development of cataloging and classification strategies and practices in the digital library environment
  • Understand the importance of DTD (document type definition) and XML Schema for metadata structuring and text encoding in a digital librarian environment.
  • Create XML documents associated DTD and XML schema commonly used in the digital library environment.
  • Use stylesheets (using CSS and XSLT) to control metadata and narrative text presentation in the web environment.



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When?

Tue, Sep. 9, 2014
10 a.m. - 4 p.m. US/Eastern

How Much?

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Where?

METRO Training Center
57 East 11th Street, 4th Floor
New York, NY 10003