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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

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

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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