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Course: Goobi Metadata, Mappings and Rulesets.

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Brief overview of the ‘Goobi Metadata, Mappings and Rulesets’ course

The ‘Goobi Metadata, Mappings and Rulesets’ course will mainly be of interest to qualified librarians and Goobi users whose main work involves extracting and compiling important information from digitised works. As well as a detailed examination of everyday tasks using the Goobi Metadata Editor and the options available to fine-tune your work, this course focuses on rulesets. Using a text editor (or the Goobi Ruleset Editor), participants will learn about the configuration options available to meet specific metadata requirements and how to use them – from ruleset configuration, catalogue mapping and MODS mapping through to metadata presentation in the Goobi Viewer, our own presentation system for digitised works.



The selected course topics are based on our experience of working with Goobi for over ten years as well as the feedback we have received from more than forty establishments where the program is in everyday use for a wide variety of projects. Nevertheless, the list of topics can always be adapted to meet individual requirements, and we can even incorporate your own materials and working methods.

The ‘Goobi Metadata, Mappings and Rulesets’ course generally covers the following topics in detail:


  • Explanation of basic conventions and terminology
  • Explanation of the interaction between different components used for metadata processing in Goobi

Goobi Metadata Editor

  • Detailed metadata processing using the latest version of the METS Editor
  • Accessing the image stack from the METS Editor
  • Preparing metadata for subsequent online presentation of digitised content
  • Ensuring conformity with existing standards (e.g. DFG Viewer, ZVDD, DDB, Europeana, OAI)
  • Options for configuring the METS Editor to increase efficiency
  • Specific metadata fields and the options available (e.g. licences, representative images, authority data)
  • Hidden features in the METS Editor
  • Keyboard shortcuts

Manual ruleset editing

  • Basic ruleset structure
  • Integrating rulesets in Goobi
  • Configuring metadata
  • Configuring persons
  • Configuring metadata groups
  • Configuring authority data
  • Configuring structure data
  • Configuring publication types
  • Configuring import and export formats
  • Translating descriptors

Metadata inside of the Goobi viewer

  • Overview of metadata inside of the Goobi viewer
  • Indexing of metadata
  • Source formats: METS/MODS, LIDO, TEI
  • Configuring the indexing of metadata
  • Configuring the display of metadata
  • Configuring multiple languages for metadata
  • Creating collections based on metadata
  • Defining access restrictions based on metadata
  • Configuring metadata inside of IIIF manifests

Catalogue imports, batch imports and mappings

  • Configuring catalogue requests and data mappings at project level for Goobi processes and MODS data
  • Configuring catalogue imports (interfaces, formats, manipulation, mappings)
  • Importing and mapping data from individual data sources using batch imports

Course structure

The course lasts around six hours plus breaks. The morning session is mainly theoretical, while the afternoon session is more practical with a focus on the individual needs of participants.

All course participants have their own work station with access to Goobi so that they can practise what they have learned and perform a range of digitisation project tasks. A book scanner is also provided (linked to Goobi) to ensure that participants gain experience of dealing with realistic situations.

There is no need to bring along your own computer. intranda will provide all the documentation and technical equipment needed, as well as free WLAN access. Your course fee includes catering.

The maximum group size is ten.

Course dates and registration

Provided that we receive at least four confirmed and binding applications, the ‘Goobi Metadata, Mappings and Rulesets’ will be held on the following dates:

  • 02.04.2019

The course fee is EUR 290 plus VAT for each participant.

For all courses, applications must be received no later than two weeks beforehand. Please use the form on our website to pre-register for the course. We will then contact you to discuss any specific course requirements that you may have.

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