[Metadatalibrarians] Metadata for Data Resources (online course)

Rory Litwin rlitwin at gmail.com
Tue Sep 19 06:52:43 PDT 2017

Metadata for Data Resources

Instructor: Catelynne Sahadath
Dates: October 2nd to 27th, 2017
Credits: 1.5 CEUs
Price: $175


Access to data resources in libraries has changed significantly in past
years. Librarians tasked with helping users gain access to data resources
face a decentralized environment that can be difficult for lay users to
master. There is a need for libraries to develop strategies to make these
resources discoverable. Some current solutions include creating detailed
lists on library websites, loading MARC data into the catalogue, or
creating separate databases for dataset metadata. There is no
one-size-fits-all solution for data discoverability. Libraries need to
develop their own strategies for the description and discovery of data
resources. This also requires librarians to develop the skills necessary to
find, manipulate, and use metadata for the data resources to which they
have access.

The purpose of this course is to help librarians develop the skills
necessary to strategically develop and execute a resource description
strategy specific to data resources. Learners will gain exposure to the
aspects of MARC relating to data resources, and the Data Documentation
Initiative (DDI).

This course will be useful for information professionals who are
responsible for facilitating access to data resources, as well as
information professionals who are responsible for the management of
metadata for data resources.

By the end of this course, learners will be able to:
- Develop a resource description strategy for data sets
- Find and clean metadata for data sets using open source tools, and common
metadata standards including MARC and DDI
- Load and maintain metadata for data sets
- Sustainability planning for data discovery

Catelynne Sahadath is the Social Sciences Data Librarian at the University
of Ottawa. She was formerly the Head of Metadata Development at the
University of Calgary, and has previously worked on cataloguing and
digitization projects for the Government of Canada. She holds an MLIS from
the University of British Columbia, as well as an Honours BA from the
University of Toronto.

You can register in this course through the first week of instruction (as
long as it is not full). The "Register" button on the website goes to our
credit card payment gateway, which may be used with personal or
institutional credit cards. (Be sure to use the appropriate billing
address). If your institution wants us to send a billing statement or wants
to pay using a purchase order, please contact us by email to make
arrangements: inquiries at libraryjuiceacademy.com

For a list of all of the courses being offered next month, please go to:

Library Juice Academy
P.O. Box 188784
Sacramento, CA 95818
Tel. (916) 905-0291
Fax (916) 415-5446

inquiries at libraryjuiceacademy.com

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