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NISO/DCMI Webinar, 16 March, "Metadata Harmonization"

From: Thomas Baker <tbaker@tbaker.de>
Date: Wed, 2 Mar 2011 17:22:50 -0500
To: public-lld <public-lld@w3.org>
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NISO and DCMI Partner to Provide Series of Educational Webinars in 2011 

Programs to focus on metadata, interoperability, and semantic linking

Baltimore, MD - March 1, 2011, The National Information
Standards Organization (NISO) and the Dublin Core Metadata
Initiative (DCMI) are pleased to announce that they will be
continuing their educational partnership in 2011 with three
joint webinars on topics related to metadata, interoperability,
and semantic linking. This partnership builds on the highly
successful September 2010 NISO/DCMI webinar that drew over
350 people from more than 100 sites.

The first webinar in the series will take place on March 16,
2011 on the topic of Metadata Harmonization: Making Standards
Work Together, featuring as speakers Mikael Nilsson, a PhD
in media technology from the Royal Institute of Technology
in Stockholm, and Thomas Baker, Chief Information Officer of
the Dublin Core Metadata Initiative. The second webinar on
International Bibliographic Standards, Linked Data, and the
Impact On Library Cataloging will take place on August 24 and
the third, The RDA Vocabularies: Implementation, Extension,
and Mapping, will take place on November 16.

"There is a tremendous amount of activity related to metadata
and the semantic enrichment of content," said Todd Carpenter,
NISO Managing Director. "Continuing this webinar series
with DCMI will help the community to better understand these
initiatives and their potential impact on information discovery
and navigation. With all the interest in the semantic web,
it is important that we all have a greater understanding of
the standards that makes these services possible."

Thomas Baker, Chief Information Officer of DCMI added,
"We are very pleased to establish this relationship with
NISO, which gives us the opportunity to extend the reach of
our tutorial activities to new audiences in a wide range of
working contexts."

Each of the webinars in the series will take place from 1:00 -
2:30 p.m. (Eastern time). Registration fees for the event are
$89 for US- or Canadian-based members of NISO or DCMI and $104
for international members. Non-members of either organization
can register for $119 for U.S. and Canadian registrants
and $144 for international registrants. Registration is per
site (access for one computer) and includes access to the
live webinar, as well as a recorded archive of the event.
Anyone who registers for all three DCMI webinars can attend
NISO's June 8 webinar on Semantic Web Linking for free,
equivalent to a 25% discount on the four events. A student
discount is also available. More information about the webinars
and registration is available by contacting the NISO office
or visiting: www.niso.org/news/events/2011/DCMI

About NISO

NISO, based in Baltimore, Maryland, fosters the development
and maintenance of standards that facilitate the creation,
persistent management, and effective interchange of information
so that it can be trusted for use in research and learning. To
fulfill this mission, NISO engages libraries, publishers,
information aggregators, and other organizations that support
learning, research, and scholarship through the creation,
organization, management, and curation of knowledge. NISO works
with intersecting communities of interest and across the entire
lifecycle of information standard. NISO is a not-for-profit
association accredited by the American National Standards
Institute (ANSI).

About DCMI

The Dublin Core Metadata Initiative, or DCMI, is an open
organization engaged in the development of interoperable
metadata standards that support a broad range of purposes
and business models. DCMI's activities include work on
architecture and modeling, discussions and collaborative work
in DCMI Communities and DCMI Task Groups, annual conferences
and workshops, standards liaison, and educational efforts
to promote widespread acceptance of metadata standards and
practices. For more information about DCMI and Dublin Core
metadata please see http://dublincore.org/.

Cynthia Hodgson
NISO Technical Editor Consultant
National Information Standards Organization
Email: chodgson@niso.org <chodgson@niso.org>
Phone: 301-654-2512


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Tom Baker <tbaker@tbaker.de>
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