Title

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

Location

KIPJ Room A

Session Type

Workshop

Start Date

23-4-2018 1:00 PM

End Date

23-4-2018 4:00 PM

Abstract

This three-hour 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. Issues of metadata for the “Visible Web” and the “Deep Web” will also be addressed.

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, as well as their strategies for how users will find and interact with their proposed digital resources.

Comments

Murtha Baca has three decades of experience as an implementer and teacher of descriptive metadata and controlled vocabularies. She led the Getty Vocabulary Program, which developed and maintains multilingual controlled vocabularies for art, architecture, and material culture that are used all over the world. She developed and taught, for 18 years, a graduate seminar on metadata for the UCLA Department of Information Studies. She was a co-editor of Cataloging Cultural Objects, and the editor of Introduction to Metadata, in addition to writing and editing numerous articles and keynote speeches. As Head of Digital Art History at the Getty Research Institute (GRI) in Los Angeles, Murtha led a team of scholars and technical experts who developed the GRI’s first “born-digital” scholarly publication. She has taught numerous workshops and seminars nationally and internationally, and written extensively on descriptive metadata, controlled vocabularies, and digital project management. She has twice received the De Laurier award from the Visual Resources Association (VRA); in 2017 she received the Distinguished Teaching award from the UCLA Department of Information Studies.

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Apr 23rd, 1:00 PM Apr 23rd, 4:00 PM

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

KIPJ Room A

This three-hour 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. Issues of metadata for the “Visible Web” and the “Deep Web” will also be addressed.

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, as well as their strategies for how users will find and interact with their proposed digital resources.