[ESIP-all] Fwd: [DIGLIB] NISO/DCMI Webinar: Metadata for Managing Scientific Research Data

Kevin Ward kevin at eyeonclimate.com
Thu Aug 16 12:17:35 EDT 2012

Not a free webinar, but perhaps worthwhile...

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From: DCMI Announce <announce at dublincore.net>
Date: Wed, Aug 15, 2012 at 10:54 AM
Subject: [DIGLIB] NISO/DCMI Webinar: Metadata for Managing Scientific
Research Data
To: Stuart Sutton <sasutton at dublincore.net>


WEBINAR: NISO/DCMI Webinar: Metadata for Managing Scientific Research Data

DATE: August 22, 2012
TIME: 1:00 - 2:30 p.m. (Eastern Time)
EVENT WEBPAGE: http://www.niso.org/news/events/2012/dcmi/scientific_data/


The past few years have seen increased attention to national and
international policies for data archiving and sharing. Chief
motivators include the proliferation of digital data and a growing
interest in research data and supplemental information as a part of
the framework for scholarly communication. Key objectives include not
only preservation of scientific research data, but making data
accessible to verify research findings and support the reuse and
repurposing of data.

Metadata figures prominently in these undertakings, and is critical
for the success of any data repositories or archiving initiative,
hence increased attention to metadata for scientific data --
specifically for metadata standards development and interoperability,
data curation and metadata generation processes, data identifiers,
name authority control (for scientists), Linked Data, ontology and
vocabulary work, and data citation standards.

This NISO/DCMI webinar will provide a historical perspective and an
overview of current metadata practices for managing scientific data,
with examples drawn from operational repositories and community-driven
data science initiatives. It will discuss challenges and potential
solutions for metadata generation, identifiers, name authority
control, Linked Data, and data citation.


Jane Greenberg, professor at the School of Information and Library
Science (SILS) at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and
director of the SILS Metadata Research Center, is well known for
research and writing on topics ranging from automatic metadata
creation to metadata best practices, ontology research, Semantic Web,
data repositories, thesauri, and scientific data curation. She has
served as Principal Investigator or partner on a number of grants from
the Institute of Museum and Library Services, National Science
Foundation, and the National Institute of Health, and actively
participates in organizations such as the American Library
Association, American Society for Information Science and Technology,
and the Dublin Core Metadata Initiative. Jane is the recipient of the
2012 Margaret Mann Citation from the Association for Library
Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS).

Thomas Baker, Chief Information Officer of the Dublin Core Metadata
Initiative, has recently co-chaired the W3C Semantic Web Deployment
Working Group and the W3C Incubator Group on Library Linked Data.


Registration is per site (access for one computer) and closes at 12:00
pm Eastern on August 22, 2012. Discounts are available for NISO and
DCMI members and students.

Can’t make it on the webinar date/time? Register now and gain access
to the recorded archive for one year.

Visit the event webpage to register and for more information:

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