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NISO/DCMI Webinar: Metadata for Managing Scientific Research Data

From: DCMI Announce <announce@dublincore.net>
Date: Wed, 15 Aug 2012 10:54:04 -0700
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To: Stuart Sutton <sasutton@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

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.

Canít 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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