If you have ever wondered how metadata relates to your work as an LIS professional, this course will give you a sound introduction to the concepts behind metadata, demonstrate ways in which it is used in the LIS field, and provide a practical opportunity to try creating and using metadata. This course is interactive and gives a good grounding for a variety of situations, including academic libraries, research institutions, digital repositories, records centers, and public sector web sites.

This course is being led by David Haynes, an experienced library and information professional, a chartered member of CILIP, and a member of the British Computer Society. He has worked across all parts of the LIS sector, including special libraries, public library services, government and health libraries, academic libraries, and commercial information units, as well as on information management and records management assignments.

This all-day course includes a sit-down lunch where you will be able to share experiences with colleagues and the author of Metadata for Information Management and Retrieval. For information about this course and to register, visit their website.

Melody K. Smith

Sponsored by Access Innovations, the world leader in thesaurus, ontology, and taxonomy creation and metadata application.