RTC Belgium

Courses tagged with "RTC Belgium"

Overview

The IODE maintains a global network of National Oceanographic Data Centres (NODC) and Associate Data Units (ADU) responsible for the collection, quality control, archive and online publication of many millions of ocean observations. The concept of quality management has become increasingly significant for these centres to meet national and international competency standards for delivery of data products and services. The IODE Quality Management Framework encourages NODCs and ADUs to implement a quality management system which will lead to the accreditation.

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Objectives

This training workshop provides an introduction for NODCs and ADUs involved in the development, implementation and management of a Quality Management System which will assist in the adoption of comprehensive management practices and increased confidence in the quality of their data, products and services. The objectives are to:

  • Introduce the IODE Quality Management Framework
  • Introduce the ISO 9000 series of standards
  • Provide a description of a Quality Management System
  • Describe the importance of quality management for oceanographic data 
  • Describe the accreditation process for NODCs and ADUs

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the course, learners should be able to:

  • Understand the fundamental requirements of the ISO 9001:2015 international standard
  • Identify situations and processes within their own organisations to be included in the quality management system
  • Understand the requirements of the IODE accreditation process

Assessment

This is a practical workshop. The participants will work in teams to complete exercises on each topic to reinforce learning and understanding of the requirements for a quality management system and the IODE accreditation for NODCs and ADUs.

Category: 2017

The concept of quality management has become increasingly significant for many National Oceanographic Data Centres to meet national and international competency standards for delivery of data products and services. The IODE is developing a Quality Management Framework for NODCs that includes the implementation of technical standards and quality management systems which will lead to the accreditation of NODCs.

This training workshop provides an introduction for NODCs and ADUs involved in the development, implementation and management of a Quality Management System which will assist in the adoption of comprehensive management practices and increased confidence in the quality of their data, products and services.

This is a practical workshop. The participants will work in teams to complete workshop exercises on each topic to reinforce learning and understanding of the requirements for a quality management system and the IODE accreditation for NODCs.

Category: 2015

On the Use of the Global Temperature-Salinity Profile Programme (GTSPP) Data

Category: 2014

ODINAFRICA Ocean Data Portal training course

Category: 2014
Category: 2014

ODINAFRICA Ocean Data Portal training-of-trainers course

Category: 2013

First SeaDataNet 2

Category: 2012

This course provides an introduction to the steps required to manage and archive marine data including the guiding principles of data management and typical responsibilities for data managers.

Category: 2011

Workshop Scope- this workshop was given pre-IAMSLIC Conference, Mar del Plata Argentina October, 2010 - Linda Pikula, NOAA

Participants will learn how to prepare strong grant proposals. Elements of general proposal writing will be discussed:  mission, purpose, budgets, partnerships, timelines, the value of pilot projects, possible sources of funding, consideration of continuity of project through permanent funding.  A bibliography of resources is provided.  Examples of weak proposals will be critiqued.

Libraries traditionally have formed a preservation safety net for materials that will be transmitted to subsequent generations of information seekers and scholars. For paper-based documents, provision of adequate storage conditions was the best means to help ensure that materials would remain readable far into the future. With the advent of digital technology, many knowledge creators do their work on computers. Some of that knowledge may be printed on paper, but much of it, particularly databases, geographic information, scientific data sets, and Web sites, exists only in electronic form. At the same time, traditional forms of publications have changed significantly and, as a result, create new challenges. For example, publishers of electronic journals license their content to libraries, but libraries do not own that content and they may not have rights to capture digital content to preserve it. Who will preserve these materials?

Which organizations or systems will provide the needed preservation safety net for electronic materials?
What tools, technologies and standards are available to preserve information in digital format?
What are the best practices that can help us to address long-term digital archiving for a range of file formats and media types?

This course will examine these questions, as well as provide an introduction to the metadata needed for a digital environment, terminology, cross walking, harvesting, interoperability and metadata frequently used to describe digital collections. Practical hands-on exercises will be included. Through a combination of lecture, case studies and interactive sessions, students will learn about the long-term preservation requirements of digital assets.

Development and Management of e-Repositories

Category: 2013

Grant Writing For Digital Projects 2012

Category: 2012

Preservation of Books and Other Media

21-25 May 2012

Category: 2012

Course Description
There are a number of training courses devoted to data management and access. However most seem to be geared toward the scientist. As libraries become partners in the curation and archiving of research data, existing skill sets must be expanded and new expertise developed. This course will introduce information professionals to the history of scientific data and the e-science lifecycle. Practical experience in digitization of a document with inclusion of data link will be accomplished.

Category: 2011

Purpose of this course is to introduce students to various tools and techniques for dealing with damage caused to library resources from accidents caused due to natural disasters or human error.

Category: 2011

Course Description
The need for effective outreach is greater than ever given the present day competition for economic resources. This will be a highly practical course which looks at the techniques and technologies that libraries and information managers can use to develop and implement communications, marketing programs and create a solid baseline for measuring outreach strategies.


Topics Covered:
• Communicating with Management
- Emphasis on local standards, policies, protocol
- Draft convincing advocacy document for MIM program
• Communicating with the Public
- Implementation of a web and social media presence-class creation of an outreach video, individual creation of a blog or facebook page
• Public Speaking and Presentation Techniques in general
- Individual Creation of powerpoint or poster presentation on local topic
• Outreach
- Development of partnerships, collaborations, networks
- Planning outreach events, communication resources, training skills for colleagues
- Interview techniques


Learning Outcomes
• Improved skills in using new technologies to communicate science and marine information
• Advanced oral and written presentation skills
• Improved collaboration skills within the organization and amongst marine professionals nationally and internationally
• Increased knowledge of resources available – forms, permissions, copyright, Rights management, protocols and policies.

Lecturers

Linda Pikula

Pauline Simpson

Roger Longhorn

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Course Dates

7 - 11 November, 2011, Oostende, Belgium

Category: 2011

The Digital Asset Management (DAM) Workshop will give participants the opportunity to explore a wide array of topics typically associated with a DAM infrastructure. Topics relevant to content creation, asset management, and dissemination will be presented during the workshop. Over the course of four days participants will have the opportunity to evaluate each topic area presented and develop a concept model based on the needs of the aquatic and marine science community. Several case studies will be presented throughout the course and working in groups, participants will interact with others who have similar asset management needs. Enterprise DAM is a very broad topic where infrastructure development in most cases requires careful assessment of the types of assets created, the ways in which they are used, and careful lifecycle management planning as these issues relate to the specific community of users. Participants should leave the workshop with an understanding of the purpose and value of DAM, the core principles typically associated with this type of system, and have articulated a first-level assessment of DAM needs within the community by creating a conceptual diagram.

Category: 2010 & Before

Purpose of this course is to introduce students to various tools and techniques for dealing with damage caused to library resources from accidents caused due to natural disasters or human error.

Category: 2010 & Before

The purpose of this course is to introduce students to the numerous types of standard and current works, reference materials, bibliographic sources, and Web portals in the marine sciences. In addition, some historical texts in Oceanography and cruises will be highlighted. The course emphasizes various approaches to searching for information and to the bibliographic structure of disciplines. Students will evaluate sources, search for information, and investigate topics in the marine sciences. Collection development will be discussed. This course will include E-Science Trends – one day course and assignment with an overview of the current landscape and how the Web is being utilized for the advancement of science and scholarly communication. Real-life examples will be given on how major communities such as librarians, publishers, and federal STI program leaders are using the Web to advance scientific knowledge and scholarly communication.

Category: 2010 & Before

Developing interesting and useful marine information products to populate a library-related website.

Category: 2010 & Before