Metadata Concepts and Guidelines for Digital Collections: Promoting Discoverability and Use

Date: 26-27 June 2013 (2 days)
Venue: Quality Hotel, Shah Alam
Trainer: Ms Salmah Salleh

 HRDF Claimable & MOF Registered

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The influx of information in digital formats has challenged librarians to organise these resources for efficient access in order for it to add value to library services. Therefore, librarians need to know and understand how to produce records that can provide effective and comprehensive access by using appropriate and applicable standards. This two-day workshop will provide an opportunity for participants to explore the concept and use of metadata for description of materials in general, and introduce participants to the use of Dublin Core Metadata Initiative (DCMI) standard for digital resource retrieval. Participants will learn the use of Dublin Core element set, to create metadata records for digital materials.


Workshop Objectives/Expected Outcomes

By attending this workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Learn and understand the basic concepts and structure of metadata
  • Learn and understand the various types of metadata and their functions
  • Acquire knowledge and understanding regarding the various types of metadata standards
  • Learn and understand the Dublin Core Metadata Element Set

Use the Dublin Core metadata standard for description of digital resources effectively with confidence.

Intended Audience of the Workshop

Cataloguers, librarians in general, IT officers and academicians in information management.



Day 1 – 26 June 2013 (Wednesday)



08:00 – 08:30


08.30 – 10.00

Introduction to Digital Libraries and Metadata

10:00 – 10:30

Morning Refreshment

10:30 – 11.30

Introduction to Metadata

11:30 – 12:30

Metadata and Cataloguing: Similarities and Differences

12:30 – 02:00


02:00 – 03:00

Purpose and Function of Metadata

03:00 – 05:00

Types of Metadata: Descriptive, Technical and AdministrativeDeployment of Metadata


Afternoon RefreshmentEnd of Day1


Day 2 – 27 June 2013 (Thursday)



08:00 – 08.30


08:30 – 10:00

Metadata StructureIntroduction to Metadata Standards: AACR2, VRA, RDA, Dublin Core etc.

10:00 – 10:30

Morning Refreshment

10:30 – 12:30

Encoding Standards: MARC, HTML, XML, etc.

12:30 – 02.00


02:00 – 03:00

Dublin Core Metadata Initiative Element Set: Concept and Structure

03:00 – 04:00

Examples and Hands-On of Dublin Core Metadata

04:00 – 04:40

Questions & Discussions – Metadata Issues


Certificate PresentationAfternoon RefreshmentEnd of Workshop

Registration and Accommodation

Workshop Registration Fee (without accommodation):

  • Early Bird Rate:   RM750 per participant (Early Bird – register latest by 7 June 2013)
  • Normal Rate:   RM850 per participant (closing 21 June 2013)

Workshop Registration Fee (with accommodation 3 days & 2 nights at Quality Hotel Shah Alam, check-in 25 June, check-out 27 June):

  • Early Bird Rate/twin sharing:  RM 900.00 per participant (Early Bird – register latest by 7 June 2013)
  • Early Bird Rate/single occupancy:  RM 1050.00 per participant (Early Bird – register latest by 7 June 2013)
  • Normal Rate/twin sharing:  RM1000.00 per participant (closing 21 June 2013)
  • Normal Rate/single occupancy:  RM1150.00 per participant (closing 21 June 2013)

Group Discount (more than 1 participant) – Discount RM100 per participant – (only valid after the closing date of Early Bird registration).

Hotel Booking – Corporate rate through Wisdom Synergy. Government rate direct to Quality Hotel (03-5510-3696). Nearby hotels Hotel UiTM (03-5519 2069/78/75), De Palma Hotel Shah Alam (03-5542 8080), Carlton Holiday (03-8073 8080), Concorde Hotel Shah Alam (03 5512 2200).


For enquiries and administrative matters, please contact:
Aliza (019-244 8983) or Ayati (019-708 5435) or e-mail


Terms and Conditions
• The registration fee covers workshop materials, lunches and refreshments.
• All cancellations must be notified in writing five (5) working days before the event date, i.e. before 18 June 2013; otherwise the workshop fee will be billed to your organisation.
• The organiser reserves the right to amend the programme, facilitator, date and venue of the workshop due to unforeseen circumstances or circumstances beyond our control.



  • For government agencies, Wisdom Synergy accepts Local Order (LO) for payment processing
  • For payment by cheques, please make cheques payable to “Wisdom Synergy Enterprise”
  • For payment via telegraphic transfer, please indicate your organisation name in the payment
  • Account details as below:
Bank Name: Bank Islam Malaysia Berhad
Bank Address: Cawangan Shah Alam, Tingkat Bawah, Wisma Perbadanan Kemajuan Pertanian Selangor (PKPS), Seksyen 14, Persiaran Perbandaran, 40675 Shah Alam, Selangor.
Account No: 12038010084361