Tuesday, April 4, 2017

11:00 am - 1:00 pm, EST

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Metadata Principles and Practices Part 1 - Metadata Basics: Online (04/04/17) 

Do you catalog? Do you plan digital projects? Do you wish to better understand the role of metadata and how it works? This 2-hour online workshop will cover the basics of metadata. Topics include: defining metadata; outlining the purposes and functions of metadata; list the components of a metadata infrastructure and keys to successfully launching a new metadata standard; understand how well formed XML provides a framework for expressing metadata in an online environment.

This class is part of a four part series entitled Metadata Principles & Practices.

Learning Objectives: 
  • Define Metadata
  • Analyze purpose and uses of metadata
  • Outline a short history of metadata
  • Outline components and needs of a successful metadata standard
  • XML
  • Identify three types of markup
  • Why markup?
  • List rules for well-formed XML
Target Audience: 
Catalogers, archivists digital project managers or anyone needing an overview of metadata.


Virtual Trainer: Bill Walker, Amigos Library Services

Bill is the metadata and digitization expert at Amigos. His courses cover all aspects of digital projects and metadata, including cataloging and RDA. Prior to joining Amigos in 1996, Bill served as Music Cataloger at Southern Methodist University, Dallas. He has a Bachelor of Music degree in classical guitar and a Bachelor of Music Education degree from the University of New Mexico, Albuquerque; a Master of Music in music theory and a Master of Science in library science from the University of North Texas, Denton.

This is an online class. Access information will be emailed one week ahead.

Cost: NEFLIN classes are free of charge for Florida library staff. Registration is required for all classes and NEFLIN members get priority.