Title

Metadata for Digital Projects: An Overview of Practical Issues and Challenges

Location

KIPJ Room A

Session Type

Workshop

Start Date

1-5-2017 1:00 PM

End Date

1-5-2017 4:00 PM

Abstract

This workshop will provide an overview of practical issues relating to metadata and controlled vocabularies for digital resources. There will be a review of metadata standards and vocabulary tools; project management and project planning considerations; and issues relating to publication formats, usability, and sustainability. Workshop participants will do an in-classroom exercise in which they will create a “storyboard” for a proposed digital project, including a high-level metadata model and proposed vocabularies to be used.

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Murtha Baca is head of the Digital Art History program at the Getty Research Institute (GRI) in Los Angeles. She holds a PhD in art history and Italian language and literature from UCLA. Murtha is an adjunct faculty member in the Department of Information Studies at UCLA, where she teaches graduate seminars on metadata, indexing, and thesaurus construction. Her research and publications have focused on multilingual documentation of art, architecture, and material culture, and building tools and resources for conducting and publishing art-historical research in the digital age. Her edited volumes include Introduction to Art Image Access (Los Angeles: Getty Publications, 2002) and Introduction to Metadata (revised edition, 2016). She is the chair of the International Terminology Working Group (ITWG), which brings together cultural heritage documentation professionals who develop and utilize multilingual vocabulary tools. Murtha has published numerous articles on metadata and controlled vocabularies for art, architecture, and cultural heritage, and was a member of the editorial team that produced Cataloging Cultural Objects: A Guide to Describing Cultural Works and Their Images (Chicago: American Library Association, 2006). With Patricia Harpring, with whom she co-authored Categories for the Description of Works of Art, she has twice received the Visual Resources Association’s DeLaurier Award for distinguished service to the field. Murtha was co-principal investigator and project leader for the GRI’s first born-digital critical facsimile publication, Pietro Mellini’s Inventory in Verse, 1681, released in 2015.

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May 1st, 1:00 PM May 1st, 4:00 PM

Metadata for Digital Projects: An Overview of Practical Issues and Challenges

KIPJ Room A

This workshop will provide an overview of practical issues relating to metadata and controlled vocabularies for digital resources. There will be a review of metadata standards and vocabulary tools; project management and project planning considerations; and issues relating to publication formats, usability, and sustainability. Workshop participants will do an in-classroom exercise in which they will create a “storyboard” for a proposed digital project, including a high-level metadata model and proposed vocabularies to be used.