Dates: November 4th – 29th, 2019
Credits: 1.5 CEUs or 15 PDHs
Metadata implementation applies the tools and principles of metadata design, as taught in the companion course, to evaluate and develop application profiles for metadata schemas in common use. Students will develop and test application profiles in XML and using an open source METS/MODS metadata creation tool, the Rutgers OpenWMS. METS, including administrative metadata (source, technical and rights) will be covered, as well as VRA Core, MODS, Darwin Core, and PBcore, to give students experience evaluating and implementing a range of metadata schemas. Application profiles will be developed using the WMS for a cultural heritage or a research data collection, of the student’s choosing. Adventurous students can elect to do both!
Course Structure: This is an online class that is taught asynchronously, meaning that participants do the work on their own time as their schedules allow. The class does not meet together at any particular times, although the instructor may set up optional sychronous chat sessions. Instruction includes readings and assignments in one-week segments. Class participation is in an online forum environment. This course is a follow-up to Metadata Design. This course can be taken as one of eight courses needed to earn our Certificate in Cataloging and Technical Services, but can be taken as a stand-alone course as well.
Instructor: Grace Agnew is Associate University Librarian for Digital Library Systems at the Rutgers University Libraries. She has been an adjunct professor in the Library Information Science program at Rutgers University since 2005, where she developed and taught the course, Metadata for the Information Professional. She is co-author of Getting Mileage Out of Metadata (ALA, 1999) and Digital Rights Management: A Librarians’ Guide to Technology and Practice (Chandos Press, 2008). Interview with Grace Agnew
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