A great set of courses are being offered this summer. Check out the schedule at https://sils.unc.edu/courses/2017/summer
INLS 720, Metadata Architecture and Applications will be offered as a short course (approximately 2 weeks).
Instructor: Sam Oh is a professor at Sungkyunkwan University (established in 1398), Seoul Korea and an affiliate professor at UW iSchool. His teaching and research interests include metadata and ontology design, data modeling, social data analytics, big data analytics, and knowledge management (KM). He also serves as a member of DCMI (Dublin Core Metadata Initiative) governing board. He has also teaching experiences at Syracuse University, University of Pittsburgh, University of Texas Austin, and University of North Carolina Chapel Hill.
Course Description: The course covers fundamentals of metadata, metadata building blocks including design and implementation details, metadata services, the role of metadata in the Web of Data, and metadata outlook in research. The main objective of this course is to equip students with essential knowledge needed to create sound and interoperable application profiles (APs), which constitute an important infrastructure for enhanced information service to users and to understand the role of linked data for metadata interoperability. Implementations of metadata schemas and APs will be done using XML technology. The course focuses on how to achieve syntactic and semantic interoperability among diverse metadata schemas, APs and linked data.
Course Objectives: The purpose of this course is to provide students with conceptual and technical knowledge regarding how to design interoperable metadata schemas and application profiles. This course will have heavy emphasis on hands-on experience. The objectives of this course are as follows:
- Students will acquire in-depth understanding of standard metadata available today.
- Students will be able to use XML technology to design complex APs of those standards.
- Students will learn how to implement APs using Oxygen XML Editor.
- Students will not only be able to understand published schemas (DC, MODS, LOM, VRA, textMD, MIX, PREMIS, and METS), but also to extend standard schemas to design new APs.
- Students will learn how to package different metadata using METS.
- Students will also gain a basic understanding of ontology language and design.
This is only one example of the summer courses offered at SILS. Take a look! You might just find the right one for you- https://sils.unc.edu/courses/2017/summer