Born of Collaboration: The Evolution of Metadata Standards in an Aggregated Environment,

Title

Born of Collaboration: The Evolution of Metadata Standards in an Aggregated Environment,

Description

This article is a case study that discusses the successful collaboration between three different departments within our university library to improve metadata for increased usability. The collaboration combines library faculty and staff knowledge of metadata standards from Resource Acquisition and Management Department (RAM), an understanding of the user assessment/experience perspective from our Digital Programs & Services Department (DP&S), and a more content-oriented perspective from our Department of Special Collections and University Archives. A cross-departmental Metadata Working Group was created to develop new Metadata Guidelines, in conjunction with a project to analyze and clean up our legacy metadata. The resulting positive impacts include improved communication and workflows, higher-quality metadata, and renewed momentum to move forward with digital projects.

Creator

Darcovich, Jane; Flynn, Kate; Li, Mingyan

Publisher

VRA Bulletin

Date

2018

Format

application/pdf

Language

eng

Type

text

Position: 838 (53 views)

Collection

Citation

Darcovich, Jane; Flynn, Kate; Li, Mingyan, “Born of Collaboration: The Evolution of Metadata Standards in an Aggregated Environment,,” CALASYS - CALA Academic Resources & Repository System, accessed June 13, 2024, https://ir.cala-web.org/items/show/1189.