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“Making Metadata” Workshop 11/18/08

The Central Ohio Chapter of the American Society for Information Science and Technology and OHIONET invite you to a workshop on Tuesday, November 18, 2008:

Making Metadata: Turning Theory into Product

If you want to learn about the realities of creating metadata, this hands-on workshop will help move you from theory to practice. From selecting the appropriate standards to implementing a quality control process, there are many stages of successful metadata creation. This workshop will include exercises and explorations to help you create quality metadata.

Audience: This workshop is for catalogers, librarians, and library staff who have been exposed to the concepts of metadata and want to learn about the day-to-day aspects of producing metadata.

Instructors: Morag Boyd and Melanie Schlosser, The Ohio State University

Date/Time: Tuesday, November 18, 2008 from 9:30 AM to 3:30 PM

Location: OHIONET, 1500 West Lane Avenue, Columbus, OH 43221. PH: 614-486-2966

Cost: $75 for CO-ASIS&T members and OHIONET members, $95 for non-members.
Student rate $35. Beverages and snacks will be provided. Lunch is on your own, with several local
eateries nearby.

Seating is limited to 14 for this hands-on workshop. Please RSVP to Morag Boyd at and indicate whether you are paying by check, credit card or cash. You may pay in advance with credit card by going to this secure URL:

If paying by check, make payable to “CO-ASIS&T” and mail to:
Morag Boyd
The Ohio State University Libraries
610 Ackerman Rd., Rm 5825
Columbus, OH 43202-4500

Reservation deadline is Friday, November 14, 2008. All reservations must be paid for unless cancelled by that date.

About the Instructors
Morag Boyd
 is Special Collections Metadata Librarian at The Ohio State University Libraries. Her areas of expertise include description of rare books, archives, and museum collections. Morag was previously Bibliographic Services Division Head at Illinois State University, where she also served as co-chair of the Digital Resources Management Team.

Melanie Schlosser is a metadata librarian in the Scholarly Resources Integration Department at The Ohio State University Libraries. Melanie came to OSUL from Indiana University’s Digital Library Program, where she focused on electronic text projects and description of complex digital collections. She also has expertise in digital library standards and practices, and experience in developing workflows for complex projects.