Metadata Collections & QA

Kathryn M. Ginger

Education

M.A. Education/ Instructional Technology, University of Colorado, May 2001
M.S. Atmospheric Science, Purdue University, December, 1993
B.S. Meteorology, Northern Illinois University, May, 1991
A.S. Mathematics, William Rainey Harper College, May 1988

Professional experience

2003-Present

Software Engineer III (Metadata Architect)
Digital Library for Earth System Education (DLESE Program Center)
University Corporation for Atmospheric Research, Boulder, CO

  • Provide expert knowledge on metadata standards and XML technologies.
  • Write Python and XSL stylesheets to supports collection development activities.
  • Design XML-based metadata frameworks to support resource- and collection-level discovery in digital library environments.
  • Integrate community collections into the library through technical and policy support
  • Write technical and semantic interpretations of metadata frameworks including cataloging best practices, controlled vocabularies and crosswalks.
  • Contribute to the development of a cataloging tool used to build library collections.
  • Co-lead metadata and technical training workshops for the university community.
  • Maintain the DLESE metadata website.
2000-2003


Metadata Architect

Digital Library for Earth System Education (DLESE Program Center)
University Corporation for Atmospheric Research, Boulder, CO

  • Same as above.
1998-2000


Associate Scientist III (Meteorologist)

Program for the Advancement of Geoscience Education
University Corporation for Atmospheric Research, Boulder, CO

  • Wrote batch scripts to maintain a web-based graduate distance learning course.
  • Provided meteorological subject matter expertise for multimedia modules.
  • Designed interfaces for multimedia modules.
  • Helped conduct formative evaluations of CD-ROM and web-based products.
  • Co-led faculty workshops teaching multimedia techniques.


1997


Visiting Scientist

Cooperative Program for Operational Meteorology, Education, and Training (COMET®)
University Corporation for Atmospheric Research, Boulder, CO

  • Trained atmospheric scientists from Kenya and Niger in the instructional design process to create interactive CD-ROMs utilizing satellite data in the analysis and forecast process.
  • Designed web-based lab materials for undergraduate faculty that teach weather.
1994-1997


Meteorological Content Specialist

American Meteorological Society, Washington DC

  • Responsible for creating, writing, testing and evaluating precollege teacher guides on meteorological topics.
  • Designed real-time meteorological data analysis and interpretation activities for a college credit course delivered via the Internet.
  • Trained K-12 teachers and worked with college faculty on integrating meteorological topics into their classrooms.
  • Helped produce a K-12 teacher's glossary of meteorology.
1991-1993


Research and Teaching Assistant

Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN

1991, 1992


Visiting Scientist

Cooperative Program for Operational Meteorology, Education, and Training (COMET®)
University Corporation for Atmospheric Research, Boulder, CO

 

Selected publications

Arko, R.A., K.M. Ginger, K.A. Kastens and J. Weatherley, 2006: Using Annotation to Add Value to a Digital Library for Education, Vol. 12, Num. 5 (http://www.dlib.org/dlib/may06/arko/05arko.html)

Kastens, K.A., B. DeFelice, H. Devaul, C. DiLeonardo, K.Ginger, S. Larsen, D. Mogk and S. Tahirkheli, 2005: Questions & Challenges Arising in Building the Collection of a Digital Library for Education: Lessons from Five Years of DLESE. D-Lib Magazine, Vol. 11, Num. 11 (http://www.dlib.org/dlib/november05/kastens/11kastens.html).

Ginger, K. M., S. Armstrong, and B. Abrams, 2000: An examination of the AMS industry minority scholarship program. Preprints, 9th Symposium on Education, Long Beach, CA, Amer. Meteor. Soc., 72-74.

Ginger, K.M., T. Reeves, and M. Marlino, 2000: An evaluation of UCAR's Remote Sensing Using Satellites module. Preprints, 9th Symposium on Education, Long Beach, CA, Amer. Meteor. Soc., 148-151.

Ginger, K.M., M. Weingroff, B. Heckman, K. Attitso, E. Kploguede, J. Kagenyi, and J. Kongoti, 1999: ASMET: Making a Difference in African Meteorological Education and Training. Preprints, 8th Symposium on Education, American Meteorological Society (AMS), Dallas, TX.

Ginger, K.M., L. Davis, M. Weingroff, and B. Heckman, 1999: The Case Study Template: A Tool for Scientific Presentations, Education, and Training. Preprints, 8th Symposium on Education, American Meteorological Society (AMS), Dallas, TX.

Ginger, K.M., J. Adolphson, R. Montoya, and T. Spangler, 1998: The Power of the AMS DataStreme Project in Different Educational Settings, Preprints, 7th Symposium on Education, American Meteorological Society (AMS), Phoenix, AZ.

Ginger, K.M., J.M. Moran, R.S. Weinbeck, I.W. Geer, J.T. Snow, and D.R. Smith, 1996: Project ATMOSPHERE 1995 Teacher Enhancement Programs, Bull. Amer. Meteor. Soc., 77, 763-769.

Harshvardhan, B.A. Wielicki, and K.M. Ginger, 1994: The Interpretation of Remotely Sensed Cloud Properties from a Model Parameterization Perspective. J. of Climate, 7, 1987-1997.

Other interests

  • Biking
  • U.S. Colonial and Civil War History
  • Snowshoeing
  • Canoeing
  • Crafting

Last updated: 2005-11-18