A beginner's guide to metadata

For those who may not yet have seen the email, the Repositories Support Project is holding an event at the University of Wolverhampton,  focused on the ever thorny issue of metadata within institutional repositories. 

Wolverhampton’s repository, WIRE, is an Open Repository service, so this will be an excellent opportunity to ask the Wolverhampton team all about how wonderful we are.

The text from Jackie Knowles’ email is copied in below.

Metadata & Institutional Repositories : A beginners’
guide

Tuesday 11th March 2008, 10.00 –
4.00

Learning Centre Seminar Room, University of
Wolverhampton

Metadata is a challenging area for repository administrators
and this event will take beginners through some of the basics using a series of
presentations and practical exercises. This event forms part of the RSP series
of focussed events which take single themes identified as key training issues
and offer focussed training and specific support to the delegates in attendance.
The day will also include the usual opportunities to network and meet with
colleagues working in the repository field. As with all earlier RSP events the
day will be offered at no-cost to attendees.

Draft Programme

09.30     Registration and refreshments

10.00     Welcome & housekeeping

10.05     Talk 1 – An Introduction to metadata (Ann Chapman,
UKOLN)

10.30     Talk 2 – Metadata and repositories (Jackie Knowles,
RSP)

11.20     Refreshment break

11.40     Talk 3 – Metadata and harvesting (Stuart Lewis,
RSP)

12.10     Speed networking
12.50     Panel
Q&A

13.00     Lunch

14.00     Practical exercise (including refreshments mid
afternoon)

15.30     Report back and questions

16.00     Close

Who should attend?

Focussed events are aimed specifically at repository
managers, technical staff, administrators, information workers and library staff
engaged in the day-to-day operation and development of repositories. There are
no limits on the number of delegates who are welcome to attend from any one
institution. To book a place please visit http://www.rsp.ac.uk/events/FocusProgramme-Metadata.php

Please contact support@rsp.ac.uk for further details of any
of our events.

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