On Metadata

Scholars, content managers, librarians

The importance and value of metadata, standards, methods for embedding and attaching metadata, metadata for citations, for general and scientific use.

On Document origination

Authors, Publishers, Desktop Designers

Making documents will be "well-behaved" by carefully planning all steps from concept to final production. The resulting documents are easier to find on the internet and will classify themselves automatically when downloaded.

On digi-libris Reader

All useres

How to best organize one's knowledge base, creating and printing  library cards and reports, adding and editing metadata, working with projects, editing topics, keywords and custom variable lists, sharing information with third parties, generating citations in generic or CSL styles, saving metadata as XMP sidecar files and exporting dMeta files.


  • The well-behaved document and why it is important
    • User friendly = easy to read and easy to navigate
    • Library friendly = facilitates automatic library recording
  • Metadata for organizing, searching, and displaying document information
  • Establishing a Dublin Core application profile
  • Define name spaces (naming conventions)
  • Review corporate design standards
  • Streamlining document workflow
  • Identifying  bottlenecks, duplication and simplification opportunities

Group seminars, tele-seminars

  • The well-behaved document and why it is important
  • Metadata for organizing, searching, and displaying document information
  • Understanding the document workflow
  • Standardizing document origination procedures
  • Presenting the digi-libris software tools:
    • digi-libris Manager for librarians and  power users
    • digi-libris Manager for publishers, content packagers
    • digi-libris Writer for authors, individuals

Individual coaching, expert chats, e-mail support

  • Why documents should be well-behaved
  • How to write, design and structure documents (e.g. the judicious use of styles)
  • How to use the digi-libris software tools to
    • build a mixed collection of physical and electronic documents
    • setup templates for library records
    • read and re-embed DCMI metadata to PDF, EPUB and HTML files
    • import and export records and lists from and to Excel
    • adding bookmarks and interactive indices to existing PDF documents
    • build a multilingual, interactive table of contents of an entire collection  for distribution on CD or DVD
    • view and import web content using the built-in browser
    • authoring documents with/without the built-in text editor
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