METADATA AND DIGITAL LIBRARY DEVELOPMENT - CALL FOR TRAINERS (WESTERN
The Library of Congress and the Association for Library Collections & Technical
Services (ALCTS) are seeking trainers in the Western U.S. and Canada for a new
In November 2000, the Bicentennial Conference on Bibliographic Control for the
New Millennium was held to bring together authorities in the cataloging and
metadata communities to discuss outstanding issues involving improved discovery
and access to Web resources. A resulting recommendation was the development of
training and continuing education to improve Web resource bibliographic
control. The Cataloger's Learning Workshop (CLW) was established as a
clearinghouse for cataloging and metadata training. 'Metadata and Digital
Library Development' is one of several workshops developed to support the goal
of improving bibliographic control of Web resources. Information about CLW is
available at: <http://www.loc.gov/catworkshop/>
'Metadata and Digital Library Development' is a two-day workshop with the goal
of preparing attendees to serve as metadata specialists in digital library
projects. Topics covered include:
* Data and Functionality
* Metadata Conversion and Mapping
* Creating Data Workflows
* Digital Library Development Teams
A more detailed outline of the workshop is available at:
INSTRUCTOR DEVELOPMENT SEMINAR
The objective of the Instructor Development Seminar (IDS) is to develop
trainers to deliver 'Metadata and Digital Library Development' in a classroom
setting. This half-day seminar will prepare participants to deliver the course
material and will outline the role of the trainer in the CLW organizational
The instructor seminar for this workshop will be held in conjunction with ALA
Midwinter on the morning of Friday January 19th at the University of Washington
(Seattle). Instructors are required to attend this seminar to be designated as
CLW trainers for this workshop. We are specifically looking for trainers in
the western U.S. (west of the Mississippi River) or Canada. Trainers located in
the eastern U.S. have already been identified and trained.
The workshop itself is being offered as an ALCTS Midwinter Preconference on
January 17th & 18th (the two days prior to the instructor seminar). Instructors
are not required to attend the workshop but a number of seats are reserved for
those instructors who wish to attend the workshop as paid registrants. Workshop
registration is a separate process from this instructor application. More
information about workshop registration is available at:
SUPPORT FROM HOME INSTITUTION
The applicant must have the support of the home institution to participate.
Travel expenses to attend the IDS are not reimbursed by CLW. When leading a
workshop, instructors will receive travel expenses (and optionally an
honorarium) from the sponsoring organization.
* Knowledge of current cataloging rules and standards as they apply to digital
* Minimum two years experience in creating/implementing non-MARC metadata in
support of digital library applications.
* Demonstrated experience in cross-functional digital-library implementation
* Current familiarity with a wide range of metadata-related standards,
syntaxes, models, and best practices.
* Prior experience as a trainer in a classroom setting.
If you are interesested in becoming a trainer for this workshop, please
complete the application form below and return to Steve Shadle
<[log in to unmask]> by December 20, 2006. Applicants will be notified
soon after of their acceptance at the seminar and will be provided with
additional details at that time.
Thank you for your interest in serving as a trainer. It is through the
combined efforts of many individuals and institutions that a community of
knowledgeable metadata librarians can be developed. Questions about the
workshop or the seminar can be directed to Steve Shadle
<[log in to unmask]>.
APPLICATION: 'METADATA AND DIGITAL LIBRARY DEVELOPMENT' INSTRUCTOR DEVELOPMENT
PLEASE LIST QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE IN EACH OF THESE AREAS
* Knowledge of digital object cataloging rules/standards
* Experience in creating/implementing digital library non-MARC metadata
* Experience serving on/Contributions to a digital-library implementation team
* Familiarity with metadata-related standards, syntaxes, models and best
* Experience as a trainer in a classroom setting.
SUPERVISOR'S INFORMATION (Required)
REFERENCE WHO CAN SPEAK TO YOUR TRAINING QUALIFICATIONS/EXPERIENCE (Required)