Working with XML
In this session, we'll review the basic structure of XML, analyze MARC formatted as XML (MARCXML), and then focus on the practical applications of MARCXML from importing records, ILS migration, to institutional repository/digital library metadata harvests. We'll look at how MARCEdit works with MARCXML, in addition to how XML works with OpenRefine. We'll spend quite a bit of time discussing mapping between resources; without good mapping, imports/exports of metadata will be less successful and may even fail! Futureproof your knowledge, by learning about one of the most important foundations to cataloging! This session will also serve as a good foundation for the Introduction to EAD, MODS, AND METS.
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
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).