[Web4lib] NISO/DCMI Metadata Harmonization Webinar March 16 - There's still time to register

Cynthia Hodgson chodgson at niso.org
Tue Mar 15 13:26:06 EDT 2011

There’s still time to register for the joint NISO/Dublin Core Metadata
Initiative (DCMI) webinar to be held Wednesday, March 16, 2011, from 1:00 -
2:30 p.m. (Eastern time). on the topic of Metadata Harmonization: Making
Standards Work Together.

This webinar explores how metadata standards with significantly different
characteristics can productively coexist and how previously isolated
metadata communities can work towards harmonization.  The webinar presents a
solution-oriented analysis of current issues in metadata harmonization with
a focus on specifications of importance to the learning technology and
library environments, notably Dublin Core, IEEE Learning Object Metadata,
and W3C's Resource Description Framework. Providing concrete illustrations
of harmonization problems and a roadmap for designing metadata for maximum
interoperability, this webinar will provide a bird's-eye perspective on the
respective roles of metadata syntaxes, formats, semantics, abstract models,
vocabularies, and application profiles in achieving metadata harmonization.

Mikael Nilsson, a PhD in media technology from the Royal Institute of
Technology in Stockholm, has extensive expertise in metadata standardization
and interoperability, particularly at the crossroads between the Dublin
Core, World Wide Web Consortium, and IEEE Learning Object Metadata

Thomas Baker, Chief Information Officer of the Dublin Core Metadata
Initiative, was recently co-chair of the W3C Semantic Web Deployment Working
Group and currently co-chairs a W3C Incubator Group on Library Linked Data.


This is the first of three joint NISO/DCMI webinars to be held in 2011.
Anyone who registers for all three DCMI webinars can attend NISO's June 8
webinar on Semantic Web Linking for free, equivalent to a 25% discount on
the four events. NISO and DCMI members receive a discount for both
individual webinars and the package. There is also a student discount.

The second NISO/DCMI webinar on International Bibliographic Standards,
Linked Data, and the Impact on Library Cataloging will take place on August
24 and the third, The RDA Vocabularies: Implementation, Extension, and
Mapping, will take place on November 16.

Registration is per site (access for one computer). Can’t make it on the
scheduled date and time? Registrants receive access to the recorded version
for one year to watch at your convenience.

To register for the March 16 Metadata Harmonization webinar, visit:
http://www.niso.org/news/events/2011/dcmi. Registration closes on March 16,
2011 at 12:00 pm Eastern.

To register for the package, go to:

Cynthia Hodgson
NISO Technical Editor Consultant
National Information Standards Organization
Email: chodgson at niso.org
Phone: 301-654-2512

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