Transforming MARCXML Records Using XSLT

Catalogers have become fluent in information technology such as web design skills, HyperText Markup Language (HTML), Cascading Stylesheets (CSS), eXensible Markup Language (XML), and programming languages. The knowledge gained from learning information technology can be used to experiment with methods of transforming one metadata schema into another using various software solutions. This webinar will focus on the use of eXtensible Stylesheet Language Transformations (XSLT) for repurposing, editing, and reformatting metadata. 

This webinar was originally presented on March 4, 2015.

Learning Outcomes

The goal of the webinar is to empower cataloging and metadata services staff members to use new schemas for resource description and explain how to reuse and repurpose metadata. 

Who Should Attend

Library staff in cataloging and metadata, digital services, institutional repositories, and standards and specifications.


Violeta Ilik is the Digital Innovations Librarian at Galter Health Sciences Library, Chicago, IL. Violeta has experience with managing content creation and dissemination of print and digital resources and supporting scholars' online identity with researchers' management systems. Violeta also worked on developing and implementing workflows and procedures for collection-specific digital projects. She was responsible for complex metadata projects that required crosswalks between MARCXML, Dublin Core, and different metadata schemas. 




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Tech Requirements

Computer with Internet access (high-speed connection is best) and media player software. Headphones recommended.

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