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DHO Workshop: Metadata - Working with Data about Data

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Date: 27 May 2009, 10:00-16:00
Venue: Royal Irish Academy, 19 Dawson Street, Dublin 2

Presenter: Ms Dot Porter, Metadata Manager (DHO)

Metadata - "data about data" - is the backbone of any successful digital humanities project. With metadata, we describe the pieces that make up our projects (encoded texts, images, audio and video recordings) as well as describe how those pieces fit together. Metadata opens up possibilities for tracing relationships amongst different types of data both within a single project and amongst different projects.

"Metadata: working with data about data" is a workshop designed to familiarize researchers engaged with digital humanities projects with the concept of metadata and to give them the opportunity to put those concepts into practice. Led by the DHO's Metadata Manager, Dot Porter, the workshop will provide opportunities for learning through lecture, group discussion, and hands-on exercise. Specific topics covered will include the DHO's metadata requirement, DHO-recommended metadata standards, and methods for mapping from input formats (e.g., Excel spreadsheets, Filemaker Pro database) to standard formats, as well as converting from one format to another.

This workshop is aimed at the absolute beginner.

To register for this workshop, please complete: Metadata Workshop Registration Form

Once you have registered, please download the following PowerPoint presentation. You should complete this presentation prior to the workshop and bring it with you on the day of the course.


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