Digital Collections & Metadata
Digital Collections and Metadata hold broad interpretation as a subject. A better understanding of the relationship between the two, and the ways schema differs from university to library or archive, can reveal another layer of data regarding the institution’s operational methods. This will influence my views of web resources I use regularly and hopefully, inform forward-thinking concepts of user-created metadata in formal collections.
Kurtz, Mary. “Dublin Core, Dspace, and a Brief Analysis of Three University Repositories.” Information Technology & Libraries 29, no. 1 (2010).
UNT Library Metadata Guide: Dublin Core:
Jane Greenberg, Maria Cristina Pattuelli; Bijan Parsia, and W. Davenport Robertson. Author-generated Dublin Core Metadata for Web Resources: A Baseline Study in an Organization. Texas Digital Library. (2002).
Phillips, Mark Edward. “Yes All Women” Twitter Dataset. UNT Digital Library.
Our approach will look at established institutions and to provide a comprehensive understanding of the ways we are cataloguing digital records, across a variety of organizations and platforms. The work being produced at University of North Texas, specifically their use of social metadata, has peaked my interest. I will be reviewing their guidelines for records in their Digital Collections, how they have introduced users to their metadata, and ways they plan to integrate modern networks of linked data.