InfoForum: Emory Libraries Metadata Working Group Year in Review

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The HR team is announcing an InfoForum on Tuesday, November 25, 2014 at 2:00 to 3:00 p.m. that should be of interest to anyone in LITS interested in increasing their knowledge of library IT projects and initiatives.

Entitled Emory Libraries Metadata Working Group: Year in Review,” attendees will be able to meet the Metadata Working Group, learn about different metadata in use at Emory, and hear about the group’s work over the last year of researching and identifying best practices for metadata in digital collections.

Metadata (“data about data”, or a mechanism for describing data or content to enhance its usefulness) is a key component to both data and content management, with established practices in different domains such as computer science, data warehousing, and particularly in libraries. In a library digital collection context, metadata is a critical information product that connects users to digital content, enabling not only the “findability” of content within different search environments, but also facilitating contextual user interface/interaction and even long term data preservation capabilities.

The Emory Libraries Metadata Working Group will be presenting about their work identifying best practices for metadata for digital collections  – online repositories of Emory cultural heritage and scholarly communication objects, which may include a wide range of rich content sources such as:

  • Digitized historical photographs, letters, scrapbooks from MARBL
  • Digital scholarship projects from ECDS researchers
  • Digital photographs of Carlos Museum objects
  • Digitized audio interviews of civil rights activists
  • Digital maps and geospatial data
  • Emory researcher’s data sets

The presenters of the InfoForum will be Emily Porter and the Metadata Working Group members. The InfoForum will be held in eClassroom 312 in the Woodruff Library.

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