Conferences, meetings & webinars from OCLC; the Center for Research Libraries; ALCTS; and the Dublin Core Metadata Initiative.
OCLC Research is sponsoring a free webinar on Search Engine Optimization (SEO) for Institutional Repositories on Friday, 16 March 2012 at 12 Noon MDT/2pm EDT.
In this webinar, Kenning Arlitsch and Patrick OBrien from the J. Willard Marriott Library at the University of Utah ” will provide an overview of their research and recommendations on how to improve the indexing ratios of institutional repositories in Google Scholar, including transforming metadata to Google Scholar-preferred schemas, based on what they accomplished with USpace.”
“The 2012 CRL Annual Council of Voting Members will be a two-day, in-person event in Chicago, April 19–20, 2012. Day one will take place on the Loyola University Lakeshore Campus; day two at the historic Newberry Library. The event page on our website features a more detailed agenda, lists of speakers, and topics for this year’s Global Resources Collections Forum.”
“This presentation will cover highlights of RDA instructions related to cataloging kits and three-dimensional forms (objects), such as models, toys, artifacts, and naturally-occurring objects, in an educational setting.” This webinar is intended for “those who want to learn more about cataloging kits and three-dimensional objects with RDA. Attendees should already be familiar with the basic concepts and application of RDA.”
Presenter: Kelley McGrath is Metadata Management Librarian at the University of Oregon. She is an experienced media cataloger and has worked with videos, ebooks, CD-ROMs, computer games, pictures and posters, kits, games, and a variety of three-dimensional objects…
Sponsored by the Dublin Core Metadata Initiative, this conference “will explore the global, national and regional roles of metadata in addressing global challenges such as food security, the digital divide, and sustainable development. Metadata plays a significant role globally in information systems shaping how we know, monitor and change social and governmental systems affecting everything from the environment, human rights and justice to education and peace. DC-2012 will bring together in Kuching the community of metadata scholars and practitioners to engage in the exchange of knowledge and best practices in developing languages of description to meet these global challenges.”
The conference is scheduled for 3-7 September 2012, Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia and is part of Knowledge Technology Week 2012 in Malaysia