Metadata Management Tools
Metadata Management Tools is an asynchronous, online course designed for library staff who regularly work manipulating MARC and metadata sets or library school students interested in the subject of metadata management. The course presumes prior knowledge of metadata/dataset formatting, but no prior knowledge of coding or software skills (with the exception of Microsoft Excel) is needed. Over the course of three hour-long lessons, students will be introduced to tools such as OpenRefine, Regular Expressions, MarcEdit, and Python/Pymarc. Lessons will include video tutorials w/ transcripts, practice problems, and opportunities for students to ask questions/collaborate with each other to workshop problems they may be facing in their jobs. Students will walk away from the class with an understanding of the tools available to them for metadata management, example use cases for each tool, and the resources available to them if they would like to further their knowledge or have specific questions regarding any of these tools.