Metadata Management Tools: Programming with Python and PyMARC

If you're looking to save time and automate time-consuming processes, Python can help! Python is a programming language that can help make your life easier by automating workflows and metadata management processes. This course will cover how to get started with Python, how to use the basics of the language to write simple scripts, and how to use the the PyMARC library of code to automate library-specific tasks. This class is part of a three part series entitled Metadata Management Tools: Micro-Credentialing.

* This course is eligible for Micro-Credentialing (optional) - What is Micro-Credentialing?

  1. Complete the following courses:
  2. Complete extra requirements for Micro-credentialing participants:

Learning Objectives:

  • Learn how to install Python and related tools
  • Understand basic Python syntax
  • Understand PyMARC and its uses in libraries

Target Audience:
Catalogers, archivists digital project managers or anyone needing an overview of metadata.


Homework Expectations and Completion Requirements:

  • Requirements for completion include completing a well-formed XML exercise and viewing either the live session or the recording.
  • It is designed for individual participation; each individual must register.

Technical Requirements:
Visit BigBlueButton's detailed minium requirements page.

Session Duration:
This course consists of two 2-hour sessions.

Instructor:  Emily Nimsakont -

Continuing Education Credit:
Contact Hours: 4

November 17 - 19, 2020

1:00 pm - 3:00 pm CST

Online Classroom
United States

Phone: 800-843-8482

Amigos Member Early Bird Individual Registration $ 140.00
Non-member Early Bird Individual Registration $ 195.00

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