This Summer, LYRASIS offering  the following online classes:


Using MODS to Describe Cultural Heritage Resources – June 24

Introduction to Linked Data for Libraries - July 15

Introduction to METS – August 20



Using MODS to Describe Cultural Heritage Resources (Live Online)


The Metadata Object Description Schema (MODS) is used widely for resource description in cultural heritage institutions doing digitization projects. This session gives an overview of its purpose, design principles, data elements and implementations particularly for digital projects.


Date: Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Time: 10:00am - 12:00pm (EST)




Introduction to Linked Data for Libraries (Live Online)


Linked Open Data is a feature of the Semantic Web that has been gaining attention in recent years. "Linked Data" refers to data published in accordance with principles designed to facilitate linkages among all kinds of resources on the Web; it goes beyond hypertext links between documents to include links to anything that has identity, such as people, controlled vocabularies, geographic places, etc. Linked Data opens up the wealth of resources in libraries and exposes it to the wider world of the Web, enabling sharing and reusability. This class provides an introduction to the principles of Linked Data, the methods of making data available in such a form, and illustrates interesting applications that libraries are developing.


Date: Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Time: 2:00pm - 4:00pm (EST)




Introduction to METS (Metadata Encoding and Transmission Standard)  (Live Online)


This class introduces the features of METS and how it is used as an information package to include metadata and digital content. It describes the parts of a METS document, how different metadata schemes are used with it, and how it is implemented in digital library projects. It also addresses the purpose and creation of METS application profiles, which detail best practices for specific implementations.


Date: Thursday, August 20, 2015

Time: 2:00pm - 4:00pm (EST)



Seats are available! Visit us online for more information and to register!




Alix Bentrud
Preservation Services Librarian
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800.999.8558 x 4875 Main
404.387.4853 Cell

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