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XML and RDFEric Miller, OCLC, Inc., USA
Ok, you know about XML (but maybe haven't really tried it...) and you've heard about RDF (but aren't entirely sure right now what it stands for). More importantly you know that the future of your web site will depend on the quality of its metadata and the extent of its interoperability. Fortunately no one in your organization could possibly penetrate that declaration to ask you how you are going about it, but it doesn't keep you from feeling a little anxious. A little voice keeps saying "Even if they don't know enough to ask, it must be clear that I'm not sure".
Anyway, wouldn't you like to know how to make metadata that will help your web site be noticed and give it longevity and interoperability it currently lacks?
This workshop will provide experienced html authors and web producers the confidence to express themselves in eXtended Markup Language and to write Resource Description Framework compliant metadata. Participants will read, write and critique expressions in XML and RDF and discuss the way to deploy these to the benefit of their museums.