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PTPL/ALCTS workshop on Metadata and Digital Library Development May 13-14 Elaine Donnelly 24 Mar 2009 13:02 UTC

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Elaine Donnelly, Librarian/Collection Services
National Geographic Society, Libraries & Information Services
1145 17th Street NW, Washington DC  20036-4688
202-857-7794 voice ; 202-429-5731 fax


Metadata and Digital Library Development

May 13-14, 2009
9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
(Registration starts at 8:00 a.m.)
James Madison University
Carrier Library Instruction Room 301
Sponsored by ALCTS and PTPL


In an applied, exercise-based workshop, the Metadata and Digital Library
Development course introduces practicing catalogers to metadata
implementation considerations and processes in a digital library
development context. Course materials explore the following topics:
•     The uses of the digital library
•     Digital consideration for current collections: selection and
collection building
•     Metadata considerations: access, storage, preservation and rights
•     Standards issues: metadata and content standards
•     Preservation and archiving
•     Internet and Web technology
•     Planning the digital project

Additional Information

This workshop is part of the “Cataloging for the 21st Century” continuing
education series, which offers practicing catalogers instruction in
bibliographic control practices that will help them continue to play a
significant role in shaping library services in the emerging digital
information environment.  The class participant manual and slides are
available at
Attendees will be provided with a copy of the manual at the workshop.

Dates and Location

May 13-14, 2009
James Madison University
Carrier Library - Room 301
800 S. Main Street
Harrisonburg, VA


Allene Hayes, Library of Congress
Jennifer Roper, University of Virginia


Registration is limited to 30 people.  The registration fee is $80.00 for
PTPL and/or ALCTS members and $95.00 for non-members.

To register by mail, fill out the form below.  Mail the registration form
and a check made payable to PTPL to Linda Wirth: 5250 Signal Hill Dr.,
Burke, VA  22015.  To register online with PayPal, go to

All registration fees and forms must be received by April 15, 2009.

Breakfast pastries and coffee, along with lunch, will be provided and are
included in the registration fee.  Attendees will not be charged for the
cost of training materials, which PTPL will underwrite.

Room Reservations

Rooms may be reserved at any of the following hotels for under $100 per

Hampton Inn
85 University Blvd.  (on the right just off US-33 East)
Harrisonburg, VA
Phone: 540-432-1111, 800-426-7866
Continental Breakfast included
Free local phone

Courtyard By Marriot
1890 Evelyn Byrd Avenue  (on the right side just off US-33 East)
Harrisonburg, VA
Phone: 540-432-3031, 800-321-2211
Indoor pool and fitness center

Sheraton Inn
1400 East Market Street (on the left side of US-33 East)
Harrisonburg, VA
Phone: 540-433-2521, 800-703-7037
Indoor pool

Joshua Wilton House-Bed and Breakfast
412 Main Street
Includes full breakfast
Phone: 434- 4464

Guest House International Inn
45 Burgess Road (Just off Rt. 33)
Phone: 433-6089


For more information about the workshop or to report trouble reserving a
guest room, contact Cheri Duncan,, 540-568-3543.

Further Information

•     With site questions, contact Cheri Duncan at

•     With registration questions, contact Linda Wirth at

•     Directions to James Madison University:

•     Parking map for James Madison University:   Parking permits, campus
maps, and a short list of recommended local restaurants will be distributed
to attendees.

Metadata and Digital Library Development Workshop
May 13-14, 2009
Registration Form
Receipt (available at workshop)?    ___Yes  ___No
PTPL Member?    ___Yes  ___No                   ALCTS Member?    ___Yes

If your organization is paying for this workshop, please fill out the
bottom portion of the form.
_____Same as Attendee       _____Other (please fill in below






VEHICLE INFORMATION (for Parking Services):

Vehicle License No. (if known): __________________  State of Registration:

State   or   Personal   Vehicle (Please circle one.)

Please make checks payable to “PTPL.”  Mail check and registration form to
Linda Wirth at: 5250 Signal Hill Dr., Burke, VA  22105.  Registration and
payment is also available via PayPal at

Visit PTPL’s website: