INLS 720: Metadata
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Examines metadata in the digital environment. Emphasizes the development and implementation of metadata schemas in distinct information communities and the standards and technological applications used to create machine understandable metadata.
In this course, students will learn:
- What it means to organize information, and what role metadata plays
- The basic vocabulary of metadata, including a lot of acronyms
- Use cases for metadata, and what kinds of different metadata schemas exist
- About the enabling technologies for metadata (e.g., XML and RDF), and about the technologies that build on metadata concepts (e.g., Schema.org and RSS)
| Jeffrey Pomerantz, Ph.D.
CB 3360, 100 Manning Hall
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3360
| v: 919-962-8064
pomerantz at unc dot edu
|Office hours: I am in Seattle, WA for the 2013-14 academic year & will obviously therefore not be holding office hours in person. However I will still be reachable by all of the fine media listed above. Contact me via any means you prefer. I'm happy to schedule a phonecall if you require a longer conversation.|
Textbook & reading
Grading rubric & other policies
See my course grading rubric.
See my course policies.
See the web.unc.edu Online Class Statement.
Assignments constitute the following percentage of your final grade:
INLS 720 will overlap with my MOOC on Metadata, which will be offered through Coursera. The MOOC will launch in September 2013 (exact date TBA). INLS 720 will begin at the start of UNC's Fall semester (20 August 2013). Students in INLS 720 will participate in the Metadata MOOC during its 8-week span. Pomerantz will conduct synchronous online class sessions and office hours with INLS 720 students throughout the semester -- while the MOOC is ongoing and after it concludes. INLS 720 students will have additional projects and deliverables, beyond those expected of MOOC students, during and after the conclusion of the MOOC.