Poster Session

Start Date

6-4-2016 12:30 PM

Description

Objective: One of the two major observed gaps in data management plan services at an aspirant Research University is the selection and implementation of a metadata schema. Previous instructional sessions with metadata focused on theory, but may not have reached learners effectively. To address these needs, three librarians have come together to plan a hands-on course to instruct researchers about the fundamentals of metadata.

Methods: The instruction for faculty, staff, and graduate students will be taught in a single 90-minute workshop. Learners will be given an introduction to metadata before experimenting with a sample data set using OpenRefine and Dublin Core. Following this introduction, attendees will be given the opportunity to use their own dataset to experiment with Dublin Core conventions.

Results (Expected): The course, expected to be taught in mid-April, is expected to provide learners with an easy-to-understand method of implementing metadata for their research projects. In-class hands-on practice should give attendees enough confidence to use Dublin Core or other metadata schema in their work.

Conclusions (Expected): We expect that the course will have a higher attendance than previous sections of our Data Management Workshop Series, and we expect that a wider variety of attendees will be present. Without the pressure to commit to a full series, and the promotion of an active learning strategy, we would expect attendees to feel more confident that they have learned and will be able to implement valuable information.

Keywords

Metadata, Instruction, Outreach, Dublin Core, Data Services

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Apr 6th, 12:30 PM

A Hands-On Metadata Workshop for Research Data Management

Objective: One of the two major observed gaps in data management plan services at an aspirant Research University is the selection and implementation of a metadata schema. Previous instructional sessions with metadata focused on theory, but may not have reached learners effectively. To address these needs, three librarians have come together to plan a hands-on course to instruct researchers about the fundamentals of metadata.

Methods: The instruction for faculty, staff, and graduate students will be taught in a single 90-minute workshop. Learners will be given an introduction to metadata before experimenting with a sample data set using OpenRefine and Dublin Core. Following this introduction, attendees will be given the opportunity to use their own dataset to experiment with Dublin Core conventions.

Results (Expected): The course, expected to be taught in mid-April, is expected to provide learners with an easy-to-understand method of implementing metadata for their research projects. In-class hands-on practice should give attendees enough confidence to use Dublin Core or other metadata schema in their work.

Conclusions (Expected): We expect that the course will have a higher attendance than previous sections of our Data Management Workshop Series, and we expect that a wider variety of attendees will be present. Without the pressure to commit to a full series, and the promotion of an active learning strategy, we would expect attendees to feel more confident that they have learned and will be able to implement valuable information.

 

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