Happy New Year! LYRASIS is offering several online classes soon that may be of interest. See below for descriptions, and register and see our full class listing at  https://www.lyrasis.org/Pages/events.aspx


Using MODS to Describe Cultural Heritage Resources

1/12/17, 2:00 – 4:00 pm EST

Instructor: Rebecca Guenther

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.



The Bibliographic Framework Initiative (BIBFRAME): Data Model and Development

1/24/17, 1:00 – 3:00pm EST

Instructor: Rebecca Guenther

Many institutions have begun to make their bibliographic data and vocabularies available as Linked Open Data, exposing the wealth of resources in libraries to the wider world of the Web. The Bibliographic Framework Initiative (BIBFRAME) is such a development, which is intended to be a replacement for MARC and to serve as a general model for expressing and connecting bibliographic data utilizing Linked Data principles It also provides an overview of the BIBFRAME vocabulary. Currently in version 2.0, the vocabulary is used to describe bibliographic resources as Linked Data compatible statements. This workshop gives an overview of Linked Data, describes efforts to model bibliographic data and discusses the BIBFRAME Linked Data model. It reviews the development of BIBFRAME from its initial data model and vocabulary to changes made for version 2, looks at tools, such as for transformations and editing, discusses current experimentations, and offers reflections on future developments.



Metadata for Digitization and Preservation

2/8/17, 2:00 – 4:00pm EST

Metadata is a fundamental element of any digitization project. This class is designed for catalogers and non-catalogers who are planning for access and preservation of digital materials. In the first session topics include different aspects of metadata, including metadata formats, content rules, controlled vocabularies, data models, and metadata encoding (such as XML). Descriptive, administrative, structural and preservation metadata are covered. The second session introduces the use of METS as an information package to include metadata and digital content. It shows how access to digital material may be implemented using METS and how it supports metadata needed for digital preservation.



More classes are scheduled for February and beyond. See the full schedule and register at https://www.lyrasis.org/Pages/events.aspx and let me know if you have any questions about our classes.






Annie Peterson

Preservation Services Librarian

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