Course Description

Introduces metadata modeling, data binding, vocabulary, interoperability, administration, tools, quality control, and evaluation. Examines international metadata standards, activities, and projects through case studies. Students will have hands-on experience with metadata management systems such as D-Space.



Professor of Record

Jian Qin


Learning Objectives

After taking this course, students will be able to: 

  1. Have a good understanding of metadata concepts, standards, and practices. 
  2. Become familiar with various metadata schemas and application profiles. 
  3. Design and implement a metadata scheme for an application domain by using standards or developing application profiles. 
  4. Understand the basics of semantic technologies (linked data, ontologies, and encoding).  
  5. Understand metadata interoperability and develop mechanisms for metadata transformation and communication between systems. 
  6. Design the search and navigation architecture based on metadata elements. 

Course Syllabus

IST 681 Fall 2021 Semester Syllabus- Jian Qin

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