Monday, October 12, 2015

Using Metadata to Describe Digital Content

The Digital Public Library of America, through their Public Library Partnerships Project (PLPP),  has put together a curriculum "to provide digital skills training for public librarians and connect them sustainably with state and regional resources for digitizing, describing, and exhibiting their cultural heritage content.

This is the 4th module in the series and is entitled "Using Metadata to Describe Digital Content."  It was presented by Greer Martin, Digital Public Library metadata librarian and archivist at the Digital Library of Georgia, and Anna Neatrour, metadata librarian at the University of Utah and former metadata librarian at the Mountain West Digital Library.

It covers:
  • why metadata is important
  • basic metadata fields
  • using controlled vocabularies
  • using spreadsheets for metadata

This content is provided courtesy of the Public Library Partnerships Project.

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