"I can't have information I know would be of interest to someone and not share it." — Sanford Berman

Library Cataloging and Metadata Tutoring Services – Ongoing

Need help with MARC? Having a hard time with AACR2 or RDA? Find Dublin Core confusing? I am happy to work with library school students who need a little extra help understanding cataloging standards and procedures. Tutoring sessions can be customized to suite the needs of the student. All sessions are an hour in length and are conducted virtually. In return, all I ask is donation of any amount to Urban Librarians Unite. Please email me for more details – abilley(at)uvm(dot)edu.

Workshops:

Billey, A. (2014, March 1). Descriptive cataloging and RDA. Presented at Pratt Institute School of Information and Library Science, New York, New York.
Billey, A. (2013, September 26). Descriptive cataloging and RDA. Presented at Pratt Institute School of Information and Library Science, New York, New York.
Billey, A. (2013, October 22). Putting your collections online: Omeka workshop. Presented for VHRAB at St. Michael’s College, Colchester, Vermont.
Billey, A. (2013, February 28). Essentials of RDA for original cataloging. Presented at University of Vermont, Burlington, Vermont.
Billey, A. (2013, March 2). Descriptive cataloging and RDA. Presented at Pratt Institute School of Information and Library Science, New York, New York.
Billey, A. (2013, March 15). Copy cataloging in RDA. Presented at University of Vermont, Burlington, Vermont.
Billey, A. (2013, March 28). RDA for everyone. Presented at University of Vermont, Burlington, Vermont.
Courses:
Pratt Institute, Fall 2011 – LIS663: Metadata: Description & AccessThis course provides students opportunities to learn, evaluate, and apply principles of metadata for a variety of digital resources. This course will cover metadata terminology, content and encoding schemes, applications of metadata standards for different purposes and environments, especially for digital libraries, museums, and other cultural heritage and scholarly digital repositories, as well as various approaches to metadata creation, storage, management, and dissemination, including harvesting and aggregating. Includes overviews of metadata applications including Dublin Core, Text Encoding Initiative (TEI), Metadata Object Description Schema (MODS), VRA Core, Categories for the Description of Works of Art (CDWA) and Cataloging Cultural Objects (CCO). Overview includes metadata formats; descriptive detail for different forms of material; choice and form of entry for creators; provision of authority control for creators; subject analysis, subject metadata, and thesauri. Additional topics include the Metadata Encoding and Transmission Standard (METS), metadata interoperability, metadata enhancement and OAI-PMH (Open Archives Initiative Protocol for Metadata Harvesting).

Pratt Institute, Fall 2011 – LIS653: Knowledge Organization

This is an introductory course to key concepts, systems, and tools to organize, provide access to and share information resources. The course covers basic principles and applications of descriptive cataloging, classification, and indexing for physical and electronic resources. Also covered are metadata, thesauri and emerging knowledge organization systems including ontologies and folksonomies. The course provides the foundation for further studies in library, archives, and museum cataloging, reference, information retrieval, database management, and information architecture.