Metadata Principles and Practices 02: Metadata Standards and Types

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In this second workshop in the series "Metadata Principles and Practices," students will discover how metadata standards are created and explore several standards commonly in use today. Topics include: XML DTDs and schemas; types and examples of metadata currently in use today. This class should be taken after "Metadata Basics," but can be taken without the other two workshops in the series.

Learning Objectives: 
  • Understand the roles of schemas and DTDs in defining tags, attributes and structures used in defining metadata standards
  • List types of metadata and their roles in:
    • describing resources
    • defining rights and controlling access to resources
    • providing access to resources
    • preserving and maintaining resources
Target Audience: 
Catalogers, archivists digital project managers or anyone needing an overview of metadata.
Metadata Principles and Practices: Metadata Basics or knowledge of rules for well-formed XML
Homework Expectations and Completion Requirements: 
  • Course requirements: attend live online session or view recording; complete assignment on researching a current metadata standard on the web.
  • It is designed for individual participation; each individual must register.
Session Duration: 
This course consists of one 2-hour session.
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