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Metadata Harmonization: Making Standards Work Together

March 16, 2011
1:00 - 2:30 p.m. (Eastern Time)

About the Webinar

Metadata plays an increasingly central role as a tool enabling the large-scale, distributed management of resources. However, metadata communities which have traditionally worked in relative isolation have struggled to make their specifications interoperate with others in the shared web environment.

This webinar explores how metadata standards with significantly different characteristics can productively coexist and how previously isolated metadata communities can work towards harmonization.  The webinar presents a solution-oriented analysis of current issues in metadata harmonization with a focus on specifications of importance to the learning technology and library environments, notably Dublin Core, IEEE Learning Object Metadata, and W3C's Resource Description Framework. Providing concrete illustrations of harmonization problems and a roadmap for designing metadata for maximum interoperability, this webinar will provide a bird's-eye perspective on the respective roles of metadata syntaxes, formats, semantics, abstract models, vocabularies, and application profiles in achieving metadata harmonization.

SLIDESHARE PRESENTATION: www.slideshare.net/BaltimoreNISO/niso-dcmi-march-16-2011


Makx Dekkers, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, has been the Managing Director of DCMI since March 2001. His main areas of interest and experience are development, interoperability and management of metadata solutions, both from a strategic as well as a technical perspective.

Mikael Nilsson, a PhD in media technology from the Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm, has extensive expertise in metadata standardization and interoperability, particularly at the crossroads between the Dublin Core, World Wide Web Consortium, and IEEE Learning Object Metadata communities.

Thomas Baker, Chief Information Officer of the Dublin Core Metadata Initiative, was recently co-chair of the W3C Semantic Web Deployment Working Group and currently co-chairs a W3C Incubator Group on Library Linked Data.


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Registration closes on March 16, 2011 at 12:00 pm Eastern.

Registration Costs

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  • NISO Member
    • $89.00 (US and Canada)
    • $104.00 (International)
  • DCMI Member
    • $104.00
  • Non-Member
    • $119.00 (US and Canada)
    • $144.00 (International)
  • Student (US and Canada)
    • $49.00

Additional Information

  • Registration closes at 12:00 pm Eastern on March 16, 2011. Cancellations made by March 9, 2011 will receive a refund, less a $20 cancellation. After that date, there are no refunds.
  • Registrants will receive detailed instructions about accessing the webinar via e-mail the Monday prior to the event. (Anyone registering between Monday and the close of registration will receive the message shortly after the registration is received, within normal business hours.) Due to the widespread use of spam blockers, filters, out of office messages, etc., it is your responsibility to contact the NISO office if you do not receive login instructions before the start of the webinar.
  • Registration is per site (access for one computer) and includes access to the online recorded archive of the webinar. If you are registering someone else from your organization, either use that person's e-mail address when registering or contact the NISO office to provide alternate contact information.
  • Webinar presentation slides and Q&A will be posted to the site following the live webinar.
  • Registrants will receive access information to the archived webinar following the event. An e-mail message containing archive access instructions will be sent within 48 hours of the event.