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On June 6th the Nova Scotia Provincial Library will host an audio
conference on “Building Virtual Collections Using Distributed
Metadata” with Mark Jordan. Protocols and tools are available that
allow libraries to assemble metadata from a variety of sources and
organize it into useful virtual collections. The presenter, who is both
a developer of metadata application profiles for supporting virtual
collections and of software for building virtual collections, will
introduce participants to a number of tools and techniques that can be
used to collect distributed metadata and present it to end users. 

The Benefits:
Learn about necessary background and current technologies from an
active implementer, in as jargon-free an environment as possible. After
participating in this session, you will know what you need to know to
build your own virtual collection. 

Who Should Participate? 
Library staff who are interested in learning more about distributed
virtual collections. Participants need not have a technical background.

Key Topics:
Common approaches to aggregating distributed metadata 
Key protocols and technologies
Metadata application profiles
Software for building virtual collections

Mark Jordan is Head of Library Systems at Simon Fraser University. He
is currently on secondment to AlouetteCanada as Project Manager for
their Metadata Toolkit. He is also the author of Putting Content Online:
A Practical Guide for Libraries (Chandos, 2006), and is the maintainer
of Digitizationblog. 

Developed for The Education Institute by the British Columbia Library

Time: Wednesday, June 6, 4:00-5:00 p.m.
Place: Conference Room, Nova Scotia Provincial Library, 3770 Kempt
Road, Halifax
This session is free; parking is available in front of the building.

Please respond to Carol Morris at [log in to unmask] or by phone at
424-2477 if you would like to attend this session.  

We respectfully request that you refrain from wearing any scented
products, including perfume, hair spray, cologne, deodorant, etc. and we
thank you for your cooperation.