University of Washington

Log Number: LG-51-11-0147-11

The University of Washington, Kent State University, University of North Carolina, JES & Company, and Talis Inc., will plan for the development of an integrated online learning platform to teach library and museum staff the principles and process of creating metadata for the modern Web environment, with particular focus on designing for an Open Linked Data environment. Metadata is used to describe information, and Open Linked Data is quickly growing as a way to publish data on the Web and facilitate the integration of information across diverse sources. The project partners will convene a workshop of educators and technology experts to assess requirements for a software platform in support of teaching the design of metadata for the modern Web environment. The planning project will provide a set of requirements for a technical (software) platform, based on an analysis of teaching needs and an inventory of existing and emerging open-source tools available for integration into such a platform.