[Metadatalibrarians] Online Metadata Workshop: Sept.-Oct. 2009
mll at uwm.edu
Fri Jun 19 08:51:07 PDT 2009
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Metadata for Digital Collections
Eight-Week Online Workshop
Dates: September 1 – October 23, 2009
Fee: $325.00 ($299 for Students)
Limited to 25 participants
Registration Deadline: August 21, 2009
This eight-week online workshop provides a substantial introduction to creating and managing descriptive metadata for digital image collections in libraries, archives, and museums. It includes hands-on exercises in creating metadata for digital images using Dublin Core and MODS, and a little using VRA. Participants will be introduced to commonly-used controlled vocabularies for digital collections, as well as to XML, OAI, metadata harvesting, mapping, and interoperability. The workshop will also cover metadata standards selection, local metadata scheme design, and documentation in the form of data dictionaries and application profiles.
The workshop should take participants approximately 4-6 hours per week. This is an “asynchronous” type of online learning workshop; there will be no “real-time” sessions during which everyone must be online at the same time. The workshop will be structured into units with a set of deadlines for submitting exercises each week. Within that framework participants may work through the content at whatever pace, location, and time of day they wish. After exercises have been submitted, the instructor will provide feedback on them. Sometime during the week before the workshop begins, participants will receive a login ID and password to the workshop web site, which includes content documents, discussion forums, and an area for submitting exercises. Interaction with the instructor and other participants takes place through listserv-like discussion forums internal to the course web site. Upon completion of the workshop, each person will receive a certificate in PDF format for printing.
The workshop is intended for anyone interested in learning how to create and manage metadata for digital collections. No prior experience with metadata is required. This is an introductory-level continuing education workshop for those new to metadata and those with some experience who want a solid overview and grounding in basic descriptive metadata concepts and practice.
Online description and registration: https://www4.uwm.edu/sois/epayment/courses/index.cfm?a1=browse¬ify=TRUE#pdi121
When registering, please use the email address of the person taking the workshop; this address will be used in the workshop course site. Unfortunately at this time our registration system does not accept addresses outside of the United States. Please contact Catherine Hansen and she can facilitate the registration process. 414-229-3123 or chansen5 at uwm.edu .
> World Wide Web connection; “Pentium-class” computer (faster than a 486) with at least 128 Mb of RAM. For PC: Internet Explorer 6 or higher; For Mac: Mac OS X and Netscape 7.1 or higher.
> Software and ability to work with WWW, E-mail, Listservs, Acrobat PDF Reader, E-mail Attachments, Microsoft Word, and Video Files in either Windows Media or Real Player formats.
> Ability to contact your Internet Service Provider for technical assistance on Internet connection and tools. The instructor will assist with workshop courseware access and use, but will not provide computer hardware, software, or Internet technical support.
> The workshop is delivered via the Desire2Learn (D2L) Course Management Software. Click on the following URL to find out if you have the right hardware and software to use D2L: https://uwm.courses.wisconsin.edu/d2l/tools/system_check/systemCheck.asp?ou=7062
Steven Miller is a Senior Lecturer at the UWM School of Information Studies. He teaches a graduate course in Metadata, has given many conference presentations and workshops on metadata, does private metadata consulting, and has served as the Chair of the ALA ALCTS Metadata Interest Group and Co-Chair of the Wisconsin Heritage Online Metadata Working Group.
For questions about workshop content and requirements, contact the instructor, Steven Miller: mll at uwm.edu or 414-229-6640.
For questions about registration and payment, contact Professional Development Institute Director Catherine Hansen: chansen5 at uwm.edu or 414-229-3123.
Steven J. Miller
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
School of Information Studies
Email: mll at uwm.edu
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