Relatively inexpensive.

ALCTS webinar: Repository Metadata: Challenges of Interoperability

Date: April 13, 2011

All webinars are one hour in length and begin at 2pm Eastern, 1pm Central, noon Mountain, and 11am Pacific Time.

Description: This session will give an overview of some of the specific challenges in repository metadata including working with both user submitted data and automated processes. The presentation will discuss
how repository data may be searched and repurposed and the fields that are needed for interoperability to work most effectively. Some relevant metadata schemes will be discussed. The speaker will offer suggestions
for ways to look at data from a variety of perspectives to ensure that it meets the organization’s most critical needs.

Audience: Anyone with an interest in institutional repositories and the significance of metadata will find this webinar of interest

Presenter: Wendy Robertson, Digital Resources Librarian, is responsible for helping to expand support of electronic scholarship and e-publishing, including supporting locally published e-journals and managing the institutional repository. Robertson performs data analysis on digital collections related to batch loading, migrating from one
system to another, and aggregating with other information resources.

Wendy received a B.A. in History from Grinnell College in 1988, and an M.L.I.S. from The University of Iowa in 1992. She has worked at The University of Iowa Libraries since 1988. Her previous work positions
include Electronic Resources Systems Librarian in Enterprise Applications, Electronic Resources Management Unit Head, Serials Cataloger and Supervisor in Technical Services.

This is the second in a series of four webinars about institutional repositories to be offered between January and June 2011. The webinars included in the IR series are:

January 26, 2011 – Copyright and Contracts: Moving Beyond Text in IRs April 13, 2011 – Repository Metadata: Challenges of Interoperability May 11, 2011 – Engaging Your Campus in Utilizing Institutional
Repositories, with Marianne Buehler
June 1, 2011 – Re-engineering the Institutional Repository to Engage Users, with Suzanne Bell and Nathan Sarr


To Register, complete the online registration form at for the session you would like to attend.

Fees for individual sessions:

Group Rates – ALCTS Members & Non-Members: $99
Individuals – ALCTS Members: $39; Non-Members: $49
Participants outside the United States may register at the ALCTS member ate.

Pricing for IR Series: (All 4 webinars)
Group Rates – ALCTS Members & Non-Members: $346 (save $50)
Individuals – ALCTS Members: $120 (save $36); Non-Members: $160 (save $36)
Participants outside the United States may register at the ALCTS member rate.

ALCTS webinars are recorded and registrants receive a link to the recording shortly following the live event.

For questions about registration, contact Tom Ferren, ALA Senior Registration Coordinator at 1-800-545-2433, ext. 4293 or .

For all other questions or comments related to the webinars, contact Julie Reese, ALCTS Events Manager at 1-800-545-2433, ext. 5034 or .

Posted on behalf of the ALCTS Continuing Education Committee