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Workshop: Metadata for Digital Collections

METRO, 2014-05-14 and 2014-05-15


Day 2
Advanced Metadata (Designing for Metadata Projects)


5. Working with metadata for your digital collection

5.1 Metadata Decisions for Your Digital Collection (ppt)

5.2 Application Profiles (ppt)

5.2 (Hands-on) Developing a Metadata Element Set and/or an Application Profile for a postcard collection

(Use the template (WORD doc, also will be distributed in class))

In-class practice 3.(Group):

Part 1. Knowing your collection.

Group preparation: Form the group, start examining the resources to be described. Draft the desired elements.
(template p.1)

Part 2. Developing the Element Set/Application Profile for the collection

Step 1. Communicate about the functional requirements p.90 (template p.1)

Step 2. Design a domain model

Step 3. Identify desired metadata elements for the collection (lecture notes ppt) p.93

Step 4. Value Space Decisions (lecture notes ppt) p.103
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Using authority files for names, titles, and subjects

Step 5. Find existing elements and re-use them in an Application Profile p.101

Step 6. Mapping and Crosswalking p.119

Mapping between different formats (lecture notes ppt) (template p. 6)

Step 7. [info] Specification / Documentation (lecture notes ppt) p.93

Step 8. [info] Prepare guidelines for use (template p. 8)

Step 9. [info] Creating a metadata schema using XML (links) p.131


6. Implementation

Exercise 5: Defining Properties using ContentDM software:

  1. Set up your WorldCat account (Instruction) or Go to: http://www.worldcat.org/account/?page=register
  2. Practice with Content DM (Instruction (WORD)). Host site: https://server15855.contentdm.oclc.org/cgi-bin/admin/start.exe


7. Related Issues

7.1 Where to find a property that was already defined by a standard?

7.2 What is in an aggregated metadata repository?

7.3 Quality enhancement in metadata repositories (lecture notes ppt) p.247

7.4 [If time allows] Linked Data and LAMs (ppt)

7.5 Summary and Conclusion (ppt)


For more information:

*Metadata. Marcia L. Zeng and Jian Qin. New York: Neal-Schuman, 2008. ISBN: 9781555706357 / 9781856046558
2nd Edition to be published in 2014. ALA Neal-Schuman, ISBN: 1555709656 / 978-1555709655

book website: http://www.metadataetc.org/book-website/index.html

.Metadata Basics Tutorial. http://marciazeng.slis.kent.edu/metadatabasics/index.htm

© Marcia Zeng mzeng at kent doc edu 2001-2014