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TechSource Webinar: Directions in Metadata with Karen Coyle

Submitted by Daniel A. Freeman on March 15, 2010 - 9:13am

We're happy to announce the next in our series of Webinars, Directions in Metadata with Karen Coyle.

Bibliographic data is in the midst of a major transition. With the emergence of the Semantic Web, the very purpose of this data is evolving from an entity meant for interpretation by humans to one meant for interpretation by machines.

Karen Coyle, digital library consultant and bibliographic data expert, will discuss the future of Metadata and its role in bibliographic data and the semantic web. With major transformations in the use and structure of data already occurring, Karen will discuss what these changes mean for libraries, and what librarians can do to prepare, adapt, and take advantage of new possibilities that emerge.

Topics will include:

  • Defining metadata
  • Bibliographic data and the semantic web
  • Future directions of library data

Attendees will be given the opportunity to participate through Q and A and discussion.

Please join us on Thursday, April 1st at 3pm Central (4pm Eastern, 1pm Pacific) for this exciting event!

Register Here:

Special Offer--Purchase Karen's two issue set of Library Technology Reports for the price of 1 at the ALA Store:

About Karen Coyle

Karen Coyle is a librarian and a consultant in the area of digital libraries. She worked for over 20 years at the University of California in the California Digital Library, has served on library and information standards committees, and had written frequently on technical topics ranging from metadata development, technology management, system design, and on policy area such as copyright and privacy.

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Comments (7)

I am a lipreader, so

I am a lipreader, so "audio-enhancing software" won't work in my case. I understand if you do not have the financial resources to have the audio portion transcribed, but will appreciate any help to understand what Karen Coyle has to say in "Directions in Metadata."

While we are exploring

While we are exploring options for making our online events more accessible to the hearing impaired, unfortunately we are not able to transcribe the webinar at this time. We will be posting the archive to this blog within a week of the Webinar, and that will contain both the slides and the audio, which will work with any audio-enhancing software you may have on your computer.

Yes, we will be posting the

Yes, we will be posting the archive to this blog within a week of the Webinar.

Recording planned? Will this

Recording planned?

Will this webinar be recorded? I have colleagues in Europe who would like to be able to view it.

I will love to hear this.

I will love to hear this. Will this webinar be transcribed for the hearing impaired?

Yes, absolutely. It's free

Yes, absolutely. It's free and open to the public.

Can non-ALA members register

Can non-ALA members register for this webinar?