NISO/DCMI Joint Webinar on February 22: Taking Library Data From Here to
DATE: February 22, 2012
TIME: 1:00pm - 2:30pm Eastern


Libraries have been creating metadata for resources for well over a†century.
The good news is that library metadata is rules-based and†that the library
cataloging community has built up a wealth of†knowledge about publications,
their qualities, and the users who seek†them. The bad news is that library
practices were fixed long before†computers would be used to store and
retrieve the data. Library†cataloging practice continues to have elements of
the era of printed†catalogs and alphabetized cards, and needs to modernize
to take†advantage of new information technologies. This metadata,
however,†exists today in tens of thousands of databases and there is a
large†sigh heard around the world whenever a librarian considers the need
to†make this massive change.

As with all large problems, this one becomes more tractable when†broken into
smaller pieces. Karen Coyle will present her "five stars of†library data,"
an analysis of the changes needed and some steps that†libraries can begin to
take immediately. She will also discuss the†"open world" view of the linked
data movement and how this view can†increase the visibility of libraries in
the global information space.†This webinar will give an introduction to the
types of changes that†are needed as well as the value that can be realized
in library†services. Attendees will learn of some preparatory steps have
already†been taken, which should confirm that libraries have indeed begun
the†journey "From Here to There."


Karen Coyle is a librarian specializing in metadata development, with a
particular interest in the future of bibliographic control. She recently
served on the W3C Incubator Group on Library Linked Data, and has written
three Library Technology Reports on the Semantic Web and library data.

Thomas Baker, Chief Information Officer of the Dublin Core Metadata
Initiative, was recently co-chair of the W3C Semantic Web Deployment Working
Group and currently co-chairs a W3C Incubator Group on Library Linked Data.


Registration is per site (access for one computer) and closes at 12:00 pm
Eastern on February 22, 2012. Discounts are available for NISO and DCMI
members and students.

Canít make it on the webinar date/time? You can still register and obtain
access to the recorded archive for one year.

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Cynthia Hodgson
Technical Editor / Consultant
National Information Standards Organization
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