Thursday, November 7, 2013

Jan: The Mechanics of Metadata

1.5 CEUs | Cost: $175   Jan 1-28, 2014

 This course will focus on the practical mechanics of metadata, beginning with a survey of current metadata standards and practices and the evaluation of effective metadata at use in different information environments. Students will learn the mechanics of metadata by designing a metadata schema to support a specific user community and information need. Students will build a metadata registry, design controlled vocabularies, and construct an XML schema to document their metadata. Students will learn to develop and apply an application profile for a commonly used metadata schema to support a specific digital collection. The course will also introduce students to emerging metadata standards and protocols, such as linked data and paradata. At the end of the course, students will be able to effectively design and apply metadata to meet their institution's needs.