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[F] Beginner's Guide to Metadata [DAS]

(90 Minute Online On-Demand Web Seminar, 1 ARC)
Category: Arrangement and Description

Register and get access to this multi media presentation for two months!

What is metadata? Where does it come from? What does it look like? How do I choose the right schema? What does it mean to map, expose, and repurpose metadata?

Upon completion of this course you'll be able to:

Workshop Objectives:
  • Define basic concepts of metadata,
  • Identify sources and types,
  • Consider aspects regarding interoperability,
  • Assess how much metadata is enough; and,
  • Make good metadata choices at your local institution.
Who Should Attend?

Archivists and others who want an understanding of basic Metadata concepts or a refresher to ensure your assumptions are still valid.

Ask your colleagues, students, or staff to join you in learning together over lunch or breakfast in the convenience of your conference room office or classroom. Or, incorporate this presentation into your meeting as one of the education sessions! Gather around a PC and a speaker phone and get information and tools that will help you to participate and make good decisions when this topic is discussed.

The DAS Core Competencies Addressed in this Course:

#3: Formulate strategies and tactics for appraising, describing, managing, organizing, and preserving digital archives.

#4: Integrate technologies, tools, software, and media within existing functions for appraising, capturing, preserving, and providing access to digital collections.

#6: Curate, store, and retrieve original masters and access copies of digital archives.

This course is one of the Foundational Courses in the Digital Archives Specialist (DAS) Curriculum and Certificate Program!  If you intend to pursue the Certificate, you'll need to pass the examination for this course. Please follow "Procedures for DAS webinars" to access the exam information.

Responses to "what aspect of the workshop was most valuable to you?" included:
  • "Good flow, nice blend of technical and broader even strategic viewpoint. Nice introduction for the beginner like me. Good level of detail to go and do more original research."
  • "Excellent presenters. I took the seminar as a review."
  • "Especially good for all of us in remote locations. Excellent way to help standardize the field, encourage dialogue and promote best practices."
  • "Excellent opportunity to learn when travel s restricted by employer. Also excellent way to involve staff members who could use exposure to the information, but are unwilling to lose a day way from work."