2010 Annual Meeting Presentations

Workflows Designed for Efficient Metadata Creation
Karen Weiss, Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution
Weiss will show a workflow in support of large-scale digitization where the descriptive metadata for digital objects is derived from the archivists' finding aid, and slides showing metadata creation at the item level derived from a workflow for removing individual documents from collections as part of a registrarial, tracking requirement.

Improving Efficiencies Through Cost-Benefit Analysis of Metadata Creation

Joyce Chapman, North Carolina State University
Chapman will discuss a recent two-part study at NCSU that quantified advanced archival researchers' use of various metadata elements in information discovery tasks and compared findings to the ratios of creation time for those same metadata elements.

Putting the Pieces Together: Bringing Archival Tradition to an Item Focused Web
Aaron Rubinstein, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
Archivists are trained to organize and contextualize thousands of feet of documents into meaningful aggregates. The digitization of the W.E.B. Du Bois Papers provides a telling example of the challenges faced when applying this training to the item-level perspective of the Web.

Joyce Chapman presentation1.3 MB
Aaron Rubinstein presentation719.72 KB
Karen Weiss presentation668.94 KB