[Humanist] 23.17 events: metadata at the DHO, Dublin

Humanist Discussion Group willard.mccarty at mccarty.org.uk
Thu May 14 07:00:11 CEST 2009

                  Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 23, No. 17.
         Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London
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        Date: Wed, 13 May 2009 12:02:31 +0100
        From: Shawn Day <s.day at RIA.IE>
        Subject: DHO Workshop: Metadata - Working with Data about Data

This very popular workshop is being offered in May and registration is  
filling up quickly.

To register for this workshop, please visit:


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, and there will be
plenty of time scheduled for questions and discussion.

To register for this workshop, please visit:


Once you have registered, please download, complete, and bring with
you to the workshop, the powerpoint template found on this page:


--- Shawn Day
--- Digital Humanities Observatory (RIA),
--- Regus Pembroke House, 28 - 30 Pembroke Street Upper, Dublin 2   
--- Tel:   +353 1 2342441
--- shawn at shawnday.com
--- http://dho.ie

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