Continuing Education for Metadata Creation and Management


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Continuing Education for Metadata Creation and Management

  1. 1. Continuing Educationfor Metadata Creationand Management ZofiaFederowicz
  2. 2. From Metadata Creation toMetadata Quality Control:Continuing Education NeedsAmong Cataloging and MetadataProfessionalsby Jung-ran Park, Yuji Tosaka,Susan Maszaros, Caimei Lu“Journal of Education for Library and InformationScience”, Vol. 51 (2010), No. 3, pp. 158-176
  3. 3. Overview● Subject background● Research questions● The study results● Summarization of the study● Continuing education opportunities in Poland
  4. 4. Background● Rapid development of new metadatastandards and digital library technologies● Demand for continuing education programs● Lack of necessary research
  5. 5. Research questions1. What is the current state of continuingeducation and professional development?2. What areas are sought by cataloging andmetadata professionals for continuingeducation?3. What educational resources and trainingare desired by cataloging and metadataprofessionals?
  6. 6. Results – three main areas1. Current interest and motivation in pursuingcontinuing education2. Past experience with continuing education3. Interest in future continuing educationprograms
  7. 7. Current interest and motivation● Strong interest in engaging in continuingeducation for metadata creation activities● Respondents participation in professionaldevelopment activities – within the last:– 2 years– 12 months
  8. 8. Past experienceKeeping up with the multiplication of metadataschemes and standards● metadata standards● content standards● markup languages
  9. 9. Past experienceEstablishment and maintenance of controlledforms of headings● controlled vocab.standards● authority control● thesaurus/taxonomyconstruction
  10. 10. Past experiencePlanning and management for metadataimplementation● planning digitallibrary projects● designing guidelines/documentation● electronic resourcemanagement● metadata qualitycontrol mechanisms
  11. 11. Past experience – methods● workshops● conferences● credit coursework● online deliverymethods
  12. 12. Past experience – hours spenton professional development● 10-30 hours● 31-60 hours● more than61 hours
  13. 13. Past experience – main obstacles● Lack of time● Inconvenienceof traveling● Lack of onlineresources● Lack of financialresources● Lack of supportfrom employer● Lack of opportunities
  14. 14. Interest in future programs● Metadata qualitycontrol mechanism● Metadata standards● Designing guidelinesand documentation● Writing metadatarequirements
  15. 15. Interest in future programs● Markup languages● Non-print & specialmaterial cataloging● Authority control● Subject/controlledvocab. standards● Thesaurus/taxonomyconstruction● Folksonomies
  16. 16. Interest in future programs– methods● Workshops● Conferences● Online tutorials● Certification programin a LIS program● Credit course workin a LIS program
  17. 17. Conclusion● Interest in pursuing continuing education● Some current needs not met● Interest in materials providing guidance● Preferred methods: workshops, online tutorialsand programs, conferences● Under-spending on continuing education
  18. 18. Continuing educationopportunities in PolandCourses provided by National Library of Poland● Subject/controlled vocabulary standards● Special material cataloging● MARC 21● Digital library projects for small and mediumcultural institutionsSource:
  19. 19. Thank youfor your attention!