About Metadata for You & Me
Metadata aggregations such as OAIster and the IMLS Digital Collections and Content Project have shown that metadata designed for diverse local environments may fall short in providing the information needed for useful discovery in the aggregated environment. Metadata for You & Me workshops assist metadata planners in analyzing and implementing the changes that need to be made to local metadata to prepare it for sharing with aggregations and other institutions. Topics to be covered include:
- the current state of metadata aggregation initiatives
- the "six Cs and lots of Ss" framework for shareable metadata
- an analysis of shareable properties for various classes of metadata elements
- practical advice for implementing these principles
Metadata for You & Me workshops address the needs of library, museum and cultural heritage professionals in the creation, development and use of interoperable or shareable descriptive metadata. The content of workshops is based on the Best Practices for Shareable Metadata , an initiative of the Digital Library Federation and the National Science Digital Library, that provides guidance for creating metadata that can be easily understood, processed and used outside of its local environment.
Read the full IMLS proposal to learn more about Metadata for You & Me