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Workshop Agenda

  1. Introduction to MODS guidelines (5 minutes) (Jenn Riley)
  2. Introduction to Asset Actions (15 minutes) (Jon Dunn)
    • Asset Actions concept
    • Current status
    • Action groups
    • Relationship to OAI-ORE (Tim Cole)
  3. Introduce hands-on exercises and the MODS/Asset Actions Explorer tool (Jenn Riley, Jon Dunn, Tom Habing)
  4. Hands-on work with MODS and Asset Actions (~50 minutes)
  5. Wrapup discussion (Jenn Riley, facilitator)
    • Participants report on challenges
    • Questions
    • Future of Asset Actions

Presentation Slides

Aquifer MODS AA workshop.ppt

MODS Guidelines

Background materials

Hands-on exercises

Workshop moderators will be available to assist you with the following activities related to adopting or improving MODS at your institution:

  • improving existing MODS records to better conform to the Guidelines
  • assessing how existing MODS records fit into the Aquifer MODS Guidelines Levels of Adoption framework
  • mapping to shareable MODS from other metadata formats (both conceptual mapping and technical mapping with XSLT)

Asset Actions

Background material

Hands-on exercises

In this workshop, participants will create an Asset Actions XML file for one of the provided sample image objects. This XML file may be uploaded to the Web-based MODS and Asset Action Explorer tool, which allows you to upload MODS and Asset Action files, validate them, and see how users might interact with them in a web environment:

This site contains sample data that you can use to create your own Asset Action files:

An Asset Actions XML template file has been created for you to start from in creating an Asset Action file for an image object.

Workshop moderators will be available to assist you with the following activities related to Asset Actions:

  • Create an Asset Action file for an image, containing actions in the Default and Basic Image action groups.
  • Upload the image asset action file to the Explorer application, and interact with the image using UVA's Collectus tool.
  • Reference the Asset Action file from a MODS descriptive record using a MODS extension element.
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