Thursday, December 12, 2013

FREE conference - Northeast Metadata Specialists Unconference

Northeast Metadata Specialists Unconference Do you work with metadata? Are you a digital initiatives librarian training volunteers for metadata creation? Are you a metadata librarian developing transformations and mappings? Are you programmer who suddenly has to learn MODS? There are a number of metadata specialists of all varieties in New England area. The Northeast Metadata Specialists Unconference, NEMS U (, was created to allow these specialists to come together to work on metadata, discuss projects, help with building their skill sets and network. NEMS Unconference is an informal, open and inexpensive meeting where all skill levels come together to work and discuss metadata issues. NEMS U is collaborative, spontaneous and timely, productive, interprofessional and interdisciplinary. Attendees are expected to participate and above all have fun. Date: February 7, 2013 Time: 9:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Where: UMass Amherst, W.E.B. Du Bois Library, Room 2601 154 Hicks Way, Amherst, MA 01003 Directions: Parking: Campus Center Parking Garage Registration: Free but Remember to bring lunch money and some extra to park in the garage! Space: Registration is limited to 45 people Audience: Anyone who works with metadata REQUIREMENTS: Attendees need to bring a laptop. If you plan to attend the introduction to xslt in the afternoon, it is recommended to have access to the command line. For both afternoon groups, it is also recommended to have either a text editor or an xml editor. For text editors, if you use a PC, you can always use Notepad. For Mac and PC users, there is also Text Wrangler (, which is a great general purpose text editor. Oxygen xml editor is an xml editor that offers free 30 day trials ( SCHEDULE: See our web page for the latest details: REGISTRATION: _______________________________________________