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Training Schedule for 2014

Point of Contact

NCDDCMetadata@noaa.gov

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To inquire about setting up a training session for your organization or ask questions regarding logistics, please use the information listed in the point of contact block. Any course can be tailored to organizational or individual needs.

Online Training

NCDDC's Metadata team will be providing the following metadata training courses in an online format. A general description of the content of each course can be found in the Course Descriptions below. The table provides tabbed navigation to each course, providing details for each session that includes title, date and time, as well as links to the course registration site and the course material download site.

Click on the 'Register Here' link to register for a course. Once registered, you will receive an email to confirm your registration and provide the information necessary to join the Webinar. System requirements to join are the following:

  • PC-based attendees: Windows© 8, 7, Vista, XP or 2003 Server
  • Macintosh©-based attendees: Mac OS© X 10.6 or newer
  • Mobile-based attendees: iPhone© , iPad©, Android™ phone or Android™ tablet
Introduction to Geospatial Metadata - ISO 191** Metadata Register Here *
Thursdays at 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM CST (2000-2100 UTC) Course Materials: Download Here *
January 16, 2014 Introduction to Metadata - ISO 101
January 23, 2014 ISO 101 - Content and Organization
January 30, 2014 XML Basics
February 6, 2014 UML Basics
February 13, 2014 Tools for ISO Metadata
February 20, 2014 Creation Methods and Writing Metadata
February 27, 2014 Validation
March 6, 2014 Data Discovery

*Note: the Register Here and Download Here links will open the sites in a new tab/window.

Course Descriptions

Each of the courses can also be provided in a classroom or workshop setting. Additionally, NCDDC's Metadata team is available for special one-on-one "My Metadata" sessions to answer specific questions on an as-needed basis. To schedule a one-on-one Session, please use the information listed in the point of contact block.

Introduction to Geospatial Metadata - ISO 191** Metadata

ISO Training

This course presents the concept, principles, and value of metadata utilizing the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) metadata. It provides the content and structure of the IS0 191** series metadata in detail, along with methods for writing quality metadata. Students receive metadata record creation and validation training with a variety of available software tools. This course is designed as an 8 week course online training series. Each weekly session will last approximately one hour.

Prerequisite: None

Transitioning from FGDC Metadata to ISO Metadata

ISO Training

This course presents the basics of International Organization for Standardization (ISO) compliant metadata. It provides the content and structure of the ISO 191** series metadata in detail, along with methods for transitioning to ISO from FGDC metadata. Students receive hands-on metadata record creation and validation training with a variety of available software tools. Trainers may customize the training course based on any organization's specific requirements. Designed as a day and a half session, training managers can compress or expand the course to meet user needs. Organizations can also schedule training for individuals for specific NCDDC-related projects.

Prerequisite: Introduction to Geospatial Metadata OR a working knowledge of the FGDC CSDGM.

Introduction to Geospatial Metadata

Introduction to Geospatial Metadata

This course presents the concept, principles, and value of metadata in adherence to the Federal Geographic Data Committee Core Curriculum (FGDC). It provides the content and structure of the FGDC Content Standard for Digital Geospatial Metadata (CSDGM) in detail, along with methods for writing quality metadata.

Students receive hands-on metadata record creation and validation training with a variety of available software tools, including NCDDC's Metadata Enterprise Resource Aid (MERMAid) tool. Trainers may customize the training course based on any organization's specific requirements or data holdings. Designed as a two-day session, training managers can compress or expand the course to meet user needs. Organizations can also schedule training for individuals for specific NCDDC-related projects. All NCDDC trainers qualify for listing in the FGDC trainer registry .

Prerequisite: None

Creating and Managing Metadata Using MERMAid

Creating and Managing Metadata Using MERMAid

This course presents the process of constructing and validating FGDC-compliant metadata using NCDDC's Metadata Enterprise Resource Aid (MERMAid) tool. It also provides structured methods for managing metadata records using resource directories and metadata databases. Trainers can customize the training course based on an organization's specific requirements or data holdings. Designed for one day, training managers can compress or expand the course to meet user needs. Organizations can schedule individual training for specific NCDDC-related projects.

Prerequisite: Introduction to Geospatial Metadata OR Metadata for Managers

Metadata for Managers

Metadata for Managers

This course presents the concept, principles, and value of metadata. These modules teach core metadata concepts and present the business case for using metadata. The course also showcases a brief overview of MERMAid's management capabilities. NCDDC does not limit Metadata for Managers strictly to 'managers'. The course provides a workshop for all who wish to understand metadata basics. Designed as a half-day session, trainers can compress or expand the course to meet user needs. Organizations may schedule training for individuals for specific NCDDC-related projects.

Prerequisite: None

Train the Trainer

Train the Trainer

This course provides instruction on training materials development for specific audiences, effective training delivery methods, and training event planning and logistical considerations. Participants will explore methods to stimulate implementation of the FGDC metadata standard and the Content Standard for Digital Geospatial Metadata (CSDGM), as well as help organizations make the transition to the ISO Standard . The workshop will direct participants to existing metadata resources for creating, developing, and disseminating metadata. Designed as a three-day session, trainers can compress or expand the course to meet user needs.

Prerequisite: Introduction to Geospatial Metadata OR Metadata for Managers