[Metadatalibrarians] Course Series: Mechanics of Metadata

Rory Litwin rlitwin at gmail.com
Thu Mar 10 09:51:33 PST 2016

Course Series: Mechanics of Metadata

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Metadata Design (formerly, Mechanics of Metadata, Part I)
Instructor: Grace Agnew
Dates: April 4-29, 2016
Credits: 1.5 CEUs
Price: $175

This course focuses on the tools and technologies involved in metadata
design. A significant benefit of metadata is that its flexibility for
customization to the needs of the organization and the resource. This
course provides the tools needed to design metadata to support the needs of
users and collections. the Students will learn the tools of metadata
design, beginning with the data model that abstracts the meaning and value
of the collection, the registry, which formalizes the data model into
workable metadata elements, to standardizing the values that populate
metadata through ontology and vocabulary development. Students are also
introduced to metadata expression, through the collaborative design of an
XML schema and through use of XML and RDF to document metadata instances
from the schema. The course concludes by discussing how to apply these
tools to existing metadata schemas. At the end of the course, students will
be able to effectively design metadata to support their community’s and
institution’s information needs.

Metadata Implementation (formerly Mechanics of Metadata, Part II)
Instructor: Grace Agnew
Dates: June 6 to July 1, 2016
Credits: 1.5 CEUs
Price: $175

Metadata implementation applies the tools and principles of metadata
design, as taught in the companion course, to evaluate and develop
application profiles for metadata schemas in common use. Students will
develop and test application profiles in XML and using an open source
METS/MODS metadata creation tool, the Rutgers OpenWMS. METS, including
administrative metadata (source, technical and rights) will be covered, as
well as VRA Core, MODS, Darwin Core, and PBcore, to give students
experience evaluating and implementing a range of metadata schemas.
Application profiles will be developed using the WMS for a cultural
heritage or a research data collection, of the student’s choosing.
Adventurous students can elect to do both!

At the end of both courses, students should be very comfortable with
metadata and able to work independently as the metadata locus in their
organization or effectively in teams to develop a flexible and useful
metadata strategy for their organizations. The courses are recommended for
anyone at any level of expertise with metadata. Weekly chat sessions
encourage students to share experiences and questions with each other, to
build a community that can persist beyond each course. The courses
represent a reworking of the very popular Mechanics of Metadata to provide
more depth of coverage and a more month-long realistic workload.

Grace Agnew is Associate University Librarian for Digital Library Systems
at the Rutgers University Libraries. She has been an adjunct professor in
the Library Information Science program at Rutgers University since 2005,
where she developed and taught the course, Metadata for the Information
Professional. She is co-author of Getting Mileage Out of Metadata (ALA,
1999) and Digital Rights Management: A Librarians’ Guide to Technology and
Practice (Chandos Press, 2008).

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