Directions in Metadata
with Karen Coyle
Bibliographic data is in the midst of a major transition. With the emergence of the semantic web, the very purpose of this data is evolving from an entity meant for interpretation by humans to one meant for interpretation by machines.
Karen Coyle, digital library consultant and bibliographic data expert, will discuss the future of metadata and its role in bibliographic data and the semantic web. Coyle will address what the major transformations in the use and structure of data already underway mean for libraries, and what librarians can do to prepare, adapt, and take advantage of new possibilities.
Open Q&A and discussion will follow the presentation.
Thursday, April 1st
4 p.m Eastern
3 p.m. Central
2 p.m. Mountain
1 p.m. Pacific
Jason Griffey on Gadgets: Personal Electronics for your Library
Thursday, April 22 @ 2 p.m. Eastern | 1 p.m. Central | 11 a.m. Pacific
Patrons are checking personal electronics out, asking for content to load on them, and seeking librarians’ technical advice. In this webinar, Griffey will examine current popular gadgets, talk about upcoming gadgets, and answer a few common questions about the best way to deal with gadgets both personally and at the library. Look also for Griffey’s upcoming April issue of Library Technology Reports on gadgets in libraries and a special offer for webinar attendees.
Meredith Farkas and John Blyberg on Organization 2.0
Thursday, May 13 @ 3 p.m. Eastern | 2 p.m. Central | 12 p.m. Pacific
How do organizations need to be structured to successfully implement 2.0 initiatives? Why do so many 2.0 initiatives fail? In this webinar, Farkas and Blyberg will consider what it takes for libraries to implement 2.0 technologies successfully and what common mistakes/pitfalls to avoid. Q&A after the presentations.
*As a webinar registrant, you will receive follow-up correspondence from ALA Publishing.