Repository Metadata

Apr. 13, 2011
Location: Online Only

Repository Metadata: Challenges of Interoperability

This session will give an overview some of the specific challenges in repository metadata including working with both user submitted data and automated processes. The presentation will discuss how repository data may be searched and repurposed and the fields that are needed for interoperability to work most effectively. Some relevant metadata schemes will be discussed. The speaker will offer suggestions for ways to look at data from a variety of perspectives to ensure that it meets the organization’s most critical needs.


Who Should Attend

Anyone with an interest in institutional repositories and the significance of metadata will find this webinar of interest.

Course Level & Prerequisites



Wendy Robertson is Digital Resources Librarian at the The University of Iowa Libraries. She is responsible for helping to expand support of electronic scholarship and e-publishing, including supporting locally published e-journals and managing the institutional repository. Robertson performs data analysis on digital collections related to batch loading, migrating from one system to another, and aggregating with other information resources.

Wendy received a B.A. in History from Grinnell College in 1988, and an M.L.I.S. from The University of Iowa in 1992. She has worked at The University of Iowa Libraries since 1988. Her previous work positions include Electronic Resources Systems Librarian in Enterprise Applications, Electronic Resources Management Unit Head, Serials Cataloger and Supervisor in Technical Services.

Date & Time

Wednesday, April 13, 2011, 11am Pacific, noon Mountain, 1pm Central, 2pm Eastern

The session will last approximately 1 hour.

Credits &/or CEUs



Four webinars about institutional repositories will be offered as a series between January and June 2011. They are:
January 26: Copyright & Contracts; April 13: Repository Metadata; May 11: Utilizing IRs; June 1: Reengineering the IR to Engage Users. You may purchase any one of the sessions or the series of sessions. If you purchase the series after some of the sessions have been presented live, you'll be given the access information for the webcasts of those sessions in addition to the live access to future sessions.

Participant Each ($) Series of 4 ($)
ALCTS Member (individual) 39 120
(save $36)
Non-member (individual) 49 160
(save $36)
International (individual) 39 120
(save $36)
Applies to group of people that will watch the webinar together from one access point. Group rate is the same for members and non-members.
99 346
(save $50)

All webinars are recorded and the one-time fee includes unlimited access to the webinar recording. All registered attendees will receive the link to the recorded session so if you are unable to attend the webinar at the time it is presented, you will have the opportunity to listen to the recording at your convenience.

Technical Requirements

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How to Register

To register, complete the online registration form or or register by mail for the session you would like to attend.


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