Principles of Controlled Vocabulary & Thesaurus Design

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The Texas Heritage Digitization Initiative announces the fourth course in its series of Train to Share project workshops, “Principles of Controlled Vocabulary & Thesaurus Design,” available through Amigos Library Services at www.amigos.org.

The Principles of Controlled Vocabulary and Thesaurus Design prepares digital project staff to use existing controlled vocabularies or to develop their own lists of specialized terms for specific applications in digital projects.
Learning objectives include:
·       Compare and contrast different types of controlled  vocabularies, including lists, synonym rings, hierarchies and thesauri.
·       Create controlled vocabulary (CV) terms for supplied digital objects
·       Apply the Guidelines for the Construction, Format, and Management of Monolingual Controlled Vocabularies for refining CV terms
·       Develop hierarchies of CV terms for thesauri
·       Build associative relationships among the CV terms
·       Discuss methods of displaying controlled vocabularies to metadata creators and users
·       Examine methods of justifying, building and integrating CVs
Intended Audience
This course is designed for archivists, librarians or museum staff faced with the challenges of applying existing controlled vocabularies or building new vocabularies to provide access to their digital collections
Course Hours
The workshop meets on two consecutive days for 5.5 hours each day.

Locations include:
Abilene         March 29-30
Houston         April 5-6
Lubbock         April 22-23
San Antonio     May 18-19
El Paso         May 24-25
Dallas          May 27-28

The course is designed as a two-day workshop, consisting of 11 hours of instruction.
Amigos Member Fee: $ 250.00
Amigos Non-member Fee: $ 250.00

To register, see http://www.amigos.org/learning/calendar/index.php?format=1

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Four sessions of our third workshop,  “Metadata Standards and Crosswalks” are still available.

The course will explore the following points:

Content standards: AACR2, DACS and CCO, with some information on RDA
Common metadata schemas: IPTC, Dublin Core, and MARC-XML
Metadata crosswalks and transformations
Application profiles for Dublin Core and other metadata standards
Other types of metadata, including technical, preservation and rights metadata
Remaining locations include:
Lubbock Feb 9-10
San Antonio Feb 18-19
Houston Feb 22-23
Dallas  Feb 25-26

This course is designed as a two-day workshop, consisting of 11 hours of instruction.
Amigos Member Fee: $ 250.00
Amigos Non-member Fee: $ 250.00

To register, see: http://www.amigos.org/learning/calendar/index.php?format=1

For questions contact:

Karen L. Frizzell, MA, MLS
Training & Outreach Coordinator
Texas Heritage Digitization Initiative
Texas State Library & Archives Commission
512.936.0270 (phone) / 512.936.2306 (fax)
karen.frizzell@tsl.state.tx.us