Thursday, January 8, 2009

Webinars from the MINITEX BATS unit

Students in our program and anyone working in Minnesota libraries can take these webinars from MINITEX.


We still have some open seats in these upcoming webinars from the Bibliographic and Technical Services (BATS) Unit:

What is Metadata?: A Very Basic Introduction

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

2:00 PM – 3:00 PM (Central Time)

What, exactly, is metadata and what does it have to do with my digitization project? Is it important? How can I learn more about it? This one-hour Webinar will answer these questions, and more. You will gain a basic understanding of metadata and why you should care about it.

Who should attend?: Anyone working with digitization projects or digital objects who needs a basic introduction to metadata.



Dublin Core for Beginners

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

2:00 PM – 3:00 PM (Central Time)

Are you involved in a digital project at your institution? How will you describe your digital objects in order to provide online access to them? One option is to use the Dublin Core, an international metadata standard used to describe digital content. This 60 minute webinar will introduce you to Dublin Core and the 15 elements. As we look at several examples, the Western States Dublin Core Metadata Best Practices will be used as a guideline.

Who should attend?: This webinar is intended for staff who work in libraries or cultural heritage institutions as catalogers, archivists, special collections librarians, or anyone who has responsibilities for the description of and access to digital collection materials.


MINITEX Registration: Go to Upcoming Training Sessions