Metadata is a fundamental element of any digitization project. This class is designed for non-catalogers who are planning for access and preservation of digital materials.
Metadata is a fundamental element of any digitization project. This class is designed for catalogers and non-catalogers who are planning for access and preservation of digital materials. In the first session topics include different aspects of metadata, including metadata formats, content rules, controlled vocabularies, data models, and metadata encoding (such as XML). Descriptive, administrative, structural and preservation metadata are covered. The second session introduces the use of METS as an information package to include metadata and digital content. It shows how access to digital material may be implemented using METS and how it supports metadata needed for digital preservation.
Outline how METS facilitates access to and preservation of digital materials
Understand how features of XML structure are used to package metadata and content
Review different metadata schemes to provide descriptive and preservation related metadata within the METS structure, including Dublin Core, MODS, PREMIS and technical metadata schemes such as MIX, TextMD, audio and video schemes
Instructor: Rebecca Guenther
Rebecca Guenther has over 35 years of experience in national libraries, primarily working on metadata standards. Most of that time was at the Library of Congress developing national and international metadata standards, including MARC 21, MODS, PREMIS, METS, and ISO language codes. She has served on numerous national and international standards committees, several as chair, has published widely in professional literature, and has given many workshops and presentations. She is currently a consultant on metadata issues based in New York. In addition to Lyrasis some of her previous and current consultancies include the Library of Congress (working on BIBFRAME and PREMIS), the New York Art Resources Consortium, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, and the Metropolitan New York Library Council. She has taught a graduate class on metadata in NYU's Moving Image Archiving and Preservation Program for the past five years.