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Wednesday, March 29 • 9:00am - 12:00pm
Metadata Basics: Understanding and Creating Metadata LIMITED

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Limited Capacity seats available

Susan Jane Williams, Independent Cataloging & Consulting Services 

Sheryl Frisch, California Polytechnic State University 

Jeff Mixter, Research Support Specialist, OCLC 

Johanna Bauman, Visual Resources Curator, Pratt Institute 

Johanna Bauman, Visual Resources Curator, Pratt Institute

Limit 30 participants.

First workshop is free, additional workshops are $15.

Online Registration: December 5, 2016 - March 17, 2017

The morning session will cover a general introduction to metadata, why it is important, what it can do, and what role it plays in the universe of knowledge organization.  Special attention will be paid to understanding and differentiating the standards that are applied in metadata creation with a special emphasis on visual resources: structure standards (VRA Core, DC, etc.), encoding standards (XML), value standards (Getty Vocabularies), and content standards (CCO, RDA). Building a metadata record using a relational database will be demonstrated. Using that record, participants will be introduced to various ways to use and manipulate the data via mapping, application profiles (“data dictionaries”) and transforms. Sample mappings to tools like Omeka will be shared.  No recommended prerequisites.


Johanna Bauman

Head of Digital and Special Collections, Pratt Institute Libraries


Sheryl Frisch

Visual Resources Specialist, CalPoly, San Luis Obispo
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Jeff Mixter

Software Engineer, OCLC
My passion is helping libraries share and disseminate their knowledge, services and products with people around the world. The web is fundamental in this process and to that end my current work involves helping libraries be more visible on the web. This includes not only making their... Read More →
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Susan Jane Williams

Independent Cataloging and Consulting


Wednesday March 29, 2017 9:00am - 12:00pm
Salon C-D

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