METADATA STANDARDS AND APPLICATIONS - CALL FOR TRAINERS
The Library of Congress and the Association for Library Collections & Technical
Services (ALCTS) is seeking trainers for a new training initiative.
In November 2000, the Bicentennial Conference on Bibliographic Control for the
New Millennium was held to bring together authorities in the cataloging and
metadata communities to discuss outstanding issues involving improved discovery
and access to Web resources. One resulting recommendation was the development
of training and continuing education to improve bibliographic control of
selected Web resources. The Cataloger's Learning Workshop (CLW) has been
established as a clearinghouse portal for cataloging and metadata training.
'Metadata Standards and Applications' is one of several workshops developed to
support the goal of improving bibliographic control of Web resources.
Information about CLW is available at: http://www.loc.gov/catworkshop/
'Metadata Standards and Applications' is a two-day workshop with the goal of
relating what catalogers already know about the traditional library world to
the metadata world, so that they can properly understand the extent of their
current knowledge and see how it can relate to a transition to new areas.
Topics covered include:
* Introduction to Digital Libraries
* What is Metadata?
* Storage and Retrieval Models
* Data Creation and Management Models
* Relationship Models
* Specific Metadata Standards and Applications Overview
A more detailed outline of the workshop is available at:
INSTRUCTOR DEVELOPMENT SEMINAR
The objective of the Instructor Development Seminar (IDS) is to develop
trainers to deliver 'Metadata Standards and Applications' in a classroom
setting. This one-day seminar will prepare participants to deliver the course
material and will outline the role of the trainer in the CLW organizational
The instructor seminar for this workshop will be held Saturday May 13th at the
American Library Association headquarters in Chicago. The first offering of
the course is May 11th & 12th and potential instructors are encouraged to
attend this offering. More information about workshop registration is
available at: http://www.ala.org/alcts/events/
SUPPORT FROM HOME INSTITUTION
The applicant must have the support of the home institution to participate.
Travel expenses to attend the IDS are not reimbursed by CLW. When leading a
workshop, instructors will receive travel expenses (and optionally an
honorarium) from the sponsoring organization.
* Knowledge of current cataloging rules and standards as they apply to digital
* Minimum two years experience in creating/implementing non-MARC metadata in
support of digital library applications.
* Current familiarity with a wide range of metadata-related standards, syntaxes
and models (such as Dublin Core, MODS, RDF, METS, ONIX, HTML, XML, FRBR).
* Prior experience as a trainer in a classroom setting.
If you are interesested in becoming a trainer for this workshop, please
complete the application below and return to Steve Shadle
([log in to unmask]) by April 1, 2006. Applicants will be notified by
April 15th of their acceptance at the seminar and will be provided with
additional details at that time.
Thank you for your interest in serving as a trainer. It is through the
combined efforts of many individuals and institutions that a community of
knowledgeable metadata librarians can be developed. Questions about the
workshop or the seminar can be directed to Steve Shadle.
APPLICATION: 'METADATA STANDARDS AND APPLICATIONS' INSTRUCTION DEVELOPMENT
PLEASE LIST QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE IN EACH OF THESE AREAS
* Knowledge of digital object cataloging rules/standards
* Experience in creating/implementing digital library non-MARC metadata
* Familiarity with metadata-related standards, syntaxes and models
* Experience as a trainer in a classroom setting.
SUPERVISOR'S INFORMATION (Required)
REFERENCE WHO CAN SPEAK TO YOUR TRAINING QUALIFICATIONS/EXPERIENCE (Required)
REASONS FOR ATTENDING THE IDS (Please check all that apply)
__ I wish to serve as a trainer for other institutions and catalogers
__ I may offer this course in my own institution
__ I am a trainer in my own institution
__ My group or institution may sponsor a session of this workshop
__ I am a trainer for other CLW courses
__ I teach in a library school
__ I want to learn more about this topic
__ I plan to translate this course to another language: (please specify)
__ Other reasons (please specify)
ARE YOU PLANNING ON ATTENDING THE FIRST WORKSHOP OFFERING?