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METADATA AND DIGITAL LIBRARY DEVELOPMENT - 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 for cataloging and metadata training.
'Metadata and Digital Library Development' is one of several workshops
developed to support the goal of improving bibliographic control of Web
resources. Information about CLW is available at:
'Metadata and Digital Library Development' is a two-day workshop with the goal
of preparing attendees to serve as metadata specialists in digital library
projects. Topics covered include:
* Data and Functionality
* Metadata Conversion and Mapping
* Creating Data Workflows
* Digital Library Development Teams
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 and Digital Library Development' 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 Wednesday July 19th in
Washington, DC at the Inter-American Development Bank. Instructors are
required to attend this seminar to be designated as CLW trainers for this
The first offering of the workshop is July 17th & 18th (the two days prior to
the instructor seminar). Instructors are not required to attend the workshop
but a number of seats are reserved for those instructors who wish to attend the
workshop as paid registrants. Workshop registration is a separate process from
this instructor application. 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.
* Demonstrated experience in cross-functional digital-library implementation
* Current familiarity with a wide range of metadata-related standards,
syntaxes, models, and best practices.
* 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 June 20, 2006. Applicants will be notified by
June 21st of their acceptance at the seminar and will be provided with
additional details at that time. Applications submitted after June 20th will
also be considered.
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
* Experience serving on/Contributions to a digital-library implementation team
* Familiarity with metadata-related standards, syntaxes, models and best
* Experience as a trainer in a classroom setting.
SUPERVISOR'S INFORMATION (Required)
REFERENCE WHO CAN SPEAK TO YOUR TRAINING QUALIFICATIONS/EXPERIENCE (Required)