FLICC Meeting Announcement MA 99-17
Metadata 301: Using Metadata for Knowledge Management
Join FLICC and faculty from the OCLC Institute at an intensive
theoretical and practical exploration of metadata and its applications
in knowledge management systems. Participants will:
* Understand the concept of knowledge management and the key
opportunities for libraries
* Understand the foundations of resource description and its
application to the Internet
* Understand emerging Web standards such as XML, RDF, and the Dublin
Core and their application in resource description systems
* Evaluate information management needs and determine the
appropriateness of metadata for a variety of applications
* Use Dublin Core metadata in a real-world application
Monday, April 26--Tuesday, April 27, 1999
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. (Monday)
8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. (Tuesday)
Registration begins at 8:00 a.m.
FEDLINK Training Room, Adams Building, Room 216, Library of Congress,
2nd Street, S.E., Washington, D.C.
Capitol South (Orange and Blue Lines)
FEDLINK Network Operations
$250 (includes morning refreshments and handouts)
Interpreting services (American Sign Language, Contact Signing, Oral
and/or Tactical) will be provided if requested five (5) business days
in advance of the event. For other ADA Accommodations, please contact
the Library's ADA Coordinator at (202) 707-9948 (TTY) or (202)
For content questions, please call Steven Kerchoff at FEDLINK (202)
707-4854. For registration information, contact Anna Bohlin in the
FLICC Publications and Education Office (202) 707-4800, TTY (202)
Please notify FLICC if you are unable to attend to allow those on the
waiting list an opportunity to register.
Who Should Attend
* Internet/metadata catalogers
* Systems librarians
* Records managers
* Intranet managers
* Knowledge managers
* Anyone managing an information resource on an intranet or the
What You Will Do
This seminar consists of lectures, structured lab exercises, and
First, you will receive an overview of Web-based resource description
systems and detailed instruction in the Dublin Core metadata. Then, as
a member of a small project team, you will design and implement a
MARC- or webserver-based resource description system using metadata
records for a real-world collection. Finally, you will evaluate the
resource description system in terms of design and functionality,
including data input, storage, retrieval, and display.
How You Will Benefit
* You will understand important aspects of Knowledge Management and
why it presents favorable opportunities for libraries.
* You will understand the current state of metadata and learn about
expected long-term developments.
* You will gain hands-on experience creating and working with MARC-
or webserver-based metadata systems.
* You will be able to compare and evaluate the results of alternative
* You will be able to plan, implement, or extend your use of metadata
in your own environment.