Why do librarians and those working in libraries need to know about XML? Do you know that XML is used by a variety of projects from blog feeds to library catalog records? XML is a programming language that has been used in the web environment for a while, which is increasingly become important with our data – our library catalogs, databases we use, and even our blogs.
This introductory session will introduce XML, explore how XML is currently used in library settings and the larger web (RSS feeds, social media and more!), and consider how it will impact our future in libraries as we move beyond MARC. No programming language experience is needed and this session will be of interest to all staff including those digital libraries, software/systems, web development, emerging technologies, cataloging, reference, and/or social media.
Original broadcast August 24, 2016
Robin Fay ~ Biography
“Robin Fay became the Portal Manager/Digital Initiatives for ATCx3 Consortia (Athens, Albany and Atlanta Technical Colleges) in 2013. In this position, she has been responsible for building a digital repository of scholarly content and digitizing Athens Technical College’s Archives. This project has involved cataloging multimedia materials, creating a metadata schema and harvesting protocols (XML/MARC/OAI) for the repository. In addition to this position, she has served as a trainer for Lyrasis, SEFLIN, and TBLC, in cataloging and metadata topics (FRBR, RDA, BIBFRAME, LCSH, and authority control), among others. Her broad range of experience with cataloging and metadata (Oxford at Emory College, University of Georgia, and GALILEO projects such as the GKR and CRDL), provide her with a deep understanding of bibliographic information in a larger context. Her book Semantic Web Technologies and Social Search for Librarians was published in 2012 (Neal Schuman/ALA TechSource). Robin is a sought after instructor and presenter with 15 years experience in teaching and training. She holds a MLIS (University of South Carolina); B.A. in English (University of Georgia), with additional graduate work in Computer Programming and Instructional Design.”