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NISO Training Thursday: Metadata and the IR

A Follow-Up Session to the NISO Virtual Conference: Institutional Repositories: Ensuring Your IR is Populated, Useful and Thriving

Thursday, February 23, 2017

1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. (Eastern Time)

System Requirements: 

  • NISO has developed a quick tutorial, How to Participate in a NISO Web Event. Please view the recording, which is an overview of the web conferencing system and will help to answer the most commonly asked questions regarding participating in an online Webex event.
  • You will need a computer for the presentation and Q&A.
  • Audio is available through the computer (broadcast) and by telephone. We recommend you have a set-up for telephone audio as back-up even if you plan to use the broadcast audio as the voice over Internet isn't always 100% reliable.
  • Please check your system in advance to make sure it meets the Cisco WebEx requirements. It is your responsibility to ensure that your system is properly set up before each webinar begins.

About the Training

For any repository to be useful, its contents must be made discoverable. This is best accomplished through the application of high-quality metadata. But what constitutes high-quality metadata? Is it the same for all types of materials that may be deposited in an institutional repository? Are the requirements for data-sets different from the requirements for a dissertation? Can the metadata currently in your IR be readily ingested by a discovery service? This webinar training session features three professionals offering guidance as to how best to ensure that the metadata in your IR meets the demands placed on it. 
 

This session is meant to be a practical training opportunity, following the February 15 NISO Virtual Conference: Institutional Repositories: Ensuring Your IR is Populated, Useful and Thriving. 

During the course of the event, the following publications were referenced by Dan Valen of Figshare:

A Data Citation Roadmap for Scientific Publishers (Preprint found at BioXiv), authored by H. Cousijn, A. Kenall, et al.

Research Data Management, by Carly Strasser (NISO, 2015) 

Understanding Metadata: What is Metadata and What is It For, by Jenn Riley (NISO, 2017)

About the Instructors

  • Carolyn Hansen, Metadata Librarian, University of Cincinnati
  • Dan Valen, Senior Product Manager, Figshare
  • Nathan Putnam, Director, Metadata Quality, OCLC

Carolyn Hansen is Metadata Librarian at the University of Cincinnati, where her responsibilities include the creation and management of metadata for physical and digital collections. She is a certified digital archivist, co-chair of the ALCTS/LITA MARC Formats Transition Interest Group, and chair of the Project Hydra Descriptive Metadata Interest Group. Carolyn has presented at international and national conferences about metadata standards and best practices, automated metadata transformations, authority control, and cataloging special formats.

During the course of the event, the following publications were referenced by Dan Valen of Figshare:

A Data Citation Roadmap for Scientific Publishers (Preprint found at BioXiv), authored by H. Cousijn, A. Kenall, et al.

Research Data Management, by Carly Strasser (NISO, 2015) 

Understanding Metadata: What is Metadata and What is It For, by Jenn Riley (NISO, 2017)

Dan Valen joined figshare in early 2014 as its first US-based employee. He focuses on the development of figshare in North America through community engagement, strategic partnerships, and educational outreach.

 

Nathan Putnam is the Director of Metadata Quality at OCLC and oversees the teams of specialists working on data quality for several OCLC products. He has over 15 years of experience working in multiple academic libraries, first as a cataloger and database maintenance specialist and more recently as the head of the metadata/cataloging department before joining OCLC. Nathan holds degrees in Library and Information Science from Wayne State University and in Music from Michigan State University and the University of Wisconsin, Stevens Point.

Registration 

Any organization that registers for the associated Virtual Conference, including the two subscription packages -- Buy 4, Get 2; NISO LSA and Voting Member offer Buy 3, Get 3 -- will receive a Login Information email invitation to join the associated Training event which will be sent on the Monday prior to the training session.

The Login Information email will be sent to the registered attendee listed in our online registration system.

If you would like to attend the event without registering for the associated Virtual Conference, you may do so using the following links:

2017 Registration Fees:

  • NISO & NASIG Members: $55
  • NISO Non-Members & International: $60
  • Students: $25

If paying by credit card, register online.
 

Additional Information 

  • Registrants will receive detailed instructions about accessing the training session via e-mail the Monday prior to the event. (Anyone registering between Monday and the close of registration will receive the message shortly after the registration is received, within normal business hours.) Due to the widespread use of spam blockers, filters, out of office messages, etc., it is your responsibility to contact the NISO office if you do not receive login instructions before the start of the webinar.
  • Registration is per site (access for one computer) and includes access to the online recorded archive of the webinar. You may have as many people as you like from the registrant's organization view the webinar from that one connection. If you need additional connections, you will need to enter a separate registration for each connection needed.
  • If you are registering someone else from your organization, either use that person's e-mail address when registering or contact nisohq@niso.org to provide alternate contact information.
  • Presentation slides and Q&A will be posted to the site following the live webinar.
  • Registrants will receive an e-mail message containing access information to the archived training webinar recording 24- 48 hours after the event. This recording access is only to be used by the registrant's or member's organization.