Metadata Collections & QA

3rd Annual DLESE Meeting (2002)

Summarizes the two DLESE Metadata Working Group sessions at the 3rd Annual Meeting.


Open Archives Initiative Protocol

Saturday, June 29, 2002: 8:00-12:00 p.m.

This workshop will provide an overview of the Open Archives Initiative Protocol for Metadata Harvesting (OAI-PMH), a primary means of library interoperability being used at both DLESE and the NSDL. Participants will walk through the installation of a freely available 'out of the box' OAI software package developed at the DLESE Program Center (DPC). The workshop will touch upon two areas of library interoperability, including the sharing and harvesting of library collections via OAI and a look at the metadata formats being used at DLESE and the NSDL. Participants will get a hands-on view of OAI and be able to try harvesting and sharing metadata records with others using the software provided. At the conclusion of this workshop, participants will have the resources necessary to be able to begin sharing metadata collections with DLESE, the NSDL and other OAI-enabled digital libraries.

Metadata & OAI Presentation (PowerPoint)

DLESE Cataloging System/ DLESE Metadata

Saturday, June 29, 2002: 1:30-5:30 p.m.

The DLESE Catalog System (DCS) is a tool for collection builders to develop, manage, search and share the metadata of their collections. The system creates metadata records in the DLESE-IMS framework and allows collection developers to view, edit and search their records. The tool can also be used to share metadata records with other libraries, such as DLESE and NSDL. During this session, participants will use the DCS to perform cataloging and management tasks essential to collection development. The focus will be on cataloging, emphasizing the use of and definitions for controlled vocabularies. Suggested workflows for quality assurance procedures are also be covered. Information on how to download and install the tool will be available.

DLESE Metadata and the Catalog System (Powerpoint)

Last updated: 7-16-02