Metadata for Digital Collections

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In this session, participants will learn about metadata standards and best practices.

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Metadata is key for users to discover and understand digital collections. In this session, participants will learn about metadata standards and best practices.

Presenter Kristen Newby (Ohio History Connection) will define what fields to use, what information to include, and how it should be formatted.

This session will also cover the importance of consistent metadata, especially when considering sharing your collections through tools like the Digital Public Library of America. 

Attendees to this session will have the opportunity to:

  • Explore metadata standards commonly used for digital collections.
  • Learn about best practices for creating consistent metadata.
  • Discuss considerations for how to share information about your collection to increase access and usage.

Who Should Attend: Library staff who work with digital collections (or are planning to) and anyone with an interest in this topic.

Looking for registration for OhioNET members? Use this link.

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Organizer OHIONET

Organizer of Metadata for Digital Collections

OhioNET is a library membership organization of academic, public, school and special libraries in Ohio, West Virginia, and western Pennsylvania. OhioNET is a member-funded, 501(c)(3) corporation.

?OhioNET offers an array of services to meet the needs of its members.  Those services include:

  • Technology management solutions including management of integrated library systems, and web and proxy hosting

  • Discount programs for e-resources, equipment and supplies

  • Continuing education programs on a wide range of topics, from cataloging advice to communication skills

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