Type of Program

Group Presentation

Start Date

April 2010

Program Topic Category

Other

Description

This session will cover three libraries’ experiences developing metadata standards and inputting metadata into CONTENTdm. All three libraries are using CONTENTdm through the CARLI consortium. Peter Hepburn and Kristin Martin (University of Illinois at Chicago) will begin the session with a high-level overview of developing metadata standards for digital collections in CONTENTdm that take into consideration national, consortial, and local needs. They will present the history and development of UIC’s CONTENTdm data dictionary, which expands upon and merges the CARLI consortial recommendations with local practice and provides systematic mapping of fields to Dublin Core for sharing.

Lynn Fields and Mary Rose (Southern Illinois University Edwardsville) will focus on two specific and thorny metadata issues: subject analysis and access decisions (see additional file). The questions they will explore include: how to decide what level to provide subject analysis (collection level, document level, or page level); what controlled vocabulary to use (focusing on LCTGM, AAT, and LCSH); and ramifications of different presentations of geographic headings (precoordinated with topical headings or in separate fields).

Cheryl Wegner (Newberry Library) will conclude the session with an example of how working with an outside organization and user-contributed information can enhance metadata. She will discuss how the Newberry Library developed and expanded the collection, “Daily Life Along the Chicago Burlington and Quincy Railroad,” focusing in particular on the decisions that need to be made while working in partnership with another organization and the Newberry's experiment in allowing "social tagging" of the metadata for this collection.

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Copyright © 2010 Kristin E. Martin, Peter Hepburn, Mary Z. Rose, Lynnette Fields, Cheryl Wegner

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Subject Access MCUG 2010 v0329.pptx

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Subject Access MCUG 2010 v0329.pptx

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Apr 8th, 12:00 AM

Decisions about Description: Getting the Most Out of Metadata in CONTENTdm

This session will cover three libraries’ experiences developing metadata standards and inputting metadata into CONTENTdm. All three libraries are using CONTENTdm through the CARLI consortium. Peter Hepburn and Kristin Martin (University of Illinois at Chicago) will begin the session with a high-level overview of developing metadata standards for digital collections in CONTENTdm that take into consideration national, consortial, and local needs. They will present the history and development of UIC’s CONTENTdm data dictionary, which expands upon and merges the CARLI consortial recommendations with local practice and provides systematic mapping of fields to Dublin Core for sharing.

Lynn Fields and Mary Rose (Southern Illinois University Edwardsville) will focus on two specific and thorny metadata issues: subject analysis and access decisions (see additional file). The questions they will explore include: how to decide what level to provide subject analysis (collection level, document level, or page level); what controlled vocabulary to use (focusing on LCTGM, AAT, and LCSH); and ramifications of different presentations of geographic headings (precoordinated with topical headings or in separate fields).

Cheryl Wegner (Newberry Library) will conclude the session with an example of how working with an outside organization and user-contributed information can enhance metadata. She will discuss how the Newberry Library developed and expanded the collection, “Daily Life Along the Chicago Burlington and Quincy Railroad,” focusing in particular on the decisions that need to be made while working in partnership with another organization and the Newberry's experiment in allowing "social tagging" of the metadata for this collection.