Using Metadata to Describe Digital Content

This is the fourth module in the Public Library Partnerships Project curriculum, given by Greer Martin, Digital Public Library metadata librarian and archivist at the Digital Library of Georgia, and Anna Neatrour, metadata librarian at 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

The Public Library Partnerships Project curriculum is intended for cultural heritage professionals who are new to digitization. It was designed to provide useful conceptual and practical information about each stage of the process to a beginner audience.

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Public Library Partnerships Project partners: Digital Public Library of America, Digital Commonwealth, Digital Library of Georgia, Minnesota Digital Library, Montana Memory Project, and Mountain West Digital Library.

This project was funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.