In this session, we'll discuss metadata basics that are often used in special collections, archives, digital library, or institutional repository (IR) projects: EAD (Encoded Archival Description), MODS (Metadata Object Description Schema), and METS (Metadata Encoding and Transmission Standard). We'll talk about how each one is used, explore their structures, analyze records, and discuss best practices for transferrable metadata. We'll also compare/contrast MARC records and digital library/IR records as well as discuss RDA applications in nonMARC frameworks. Explore this exciting part of cataloging and metadata work!
Resources, exercises, and a quiz for post-class work will be provided.
Audience: Catalogers, Technical Services, Systems, as well as any library staff interested in bibliographic data
Suggested prerequisite: Basic familiarity with XML, such as "Working with XML".
Presented by: Robin Fay
Robin Fay is the Head of Database Maintenance, University of Georgia Libraries in 2001. Prior to her appointment in 2001 she was the Technical Services Librarian at Oxford/Emory University. Throughout much of her career, she has freelanced web design and metadata work. As an early adopter of technology, she has been involved in many software and web development projects in the incubation stage.
Her research interests are library and community sourced metadata (RDA, DC, RDF/XML and other semantic web schemas) for materials including digital objects, linked data and the intersection of the semantic and social webs. Robin is a prolific content creator (georgiawebgurl on most social media websites); her book Semantic Web Technologies and Social Search for Librarians was published in 2012 (Neal Schuman/ALA TechSource). Robin is a sought after instructor and presenter with 12 years experience in teaching and training. She holds a MLIS (University of South Carolina) and a B.A. in English (University of Georgia).