We will learn about what metadata is, different types of metadata, what it’s used for, and why it’s important. We will also learn about a few different major metadata application profiles (also known as schemas) commonly used in digital libraries.
Weekly Learning Objectives
- define metadata
- distinguish between types of metadata and metadata standards
- design “functional requirements” to guide creating a metadata application profile
- identify relevant Dublin Core elements for a given item
- identify one or more example metadata application profiles that may serve as models for your CollectionBuilder project
Before class: Readings, resources, and tasks
- Metadata basics
- Miller, S. J. (2022) Metadata for Digital Collections, 2nd ed., Ch. 1 “Introduction to Metadata for Digital Collections” (pp. 1-26) See Canvas>Files>Readings
- Miller, S. J. (2022) Metadata for Digital Collections, 2nd ed., Ch. 12 “Metadata Application Profile Design” (pp. 393-441) See Canvas>Files>Readings
- Read pp. 393-404; skim examples on pp. 404-441
- Dublin Core, METS, MODS, and other standards
- Metadata Application Profile assignment
- READ: Please complete the readings outlined above by: Thursday, 5pm.
- DISCUSS: Please complete this week’s discussion by: Thursday, 5pm.