Crosswalking Metadata

Certificate Eligibility: 
Certificate Eligibility: 
5 ARC, 0.75 CEU
1 day
Max Attendees: 

This course explores the principles and techniques of repurposing metadata. Roke reviews a number of use cases from migrating legacy metadata to reusing metadata in new projects and consortial systems. You'll learn the nuts and bolts of crosswalking through interactive discussion and hands-on activities. Youll also discuss challenges and opportunities for metadata reuse in local use cases from course participants as well as consider implications for the shared landscape of consortiums and linked open data. Please bring local examples from your institution; there will be time to work through these.

Learning Outcomes: 
Describe the challenges and implications of mapping metadata from one standard to another
Assess legacy metadata and translate it into current standards and practices
Plan and execute a metadata migration
Identify and use appropriate tools and techniques to make the process easier
Assess metadata documentation and create local documentation to capture decision-making
Understand practices for ongoing metadata reuse and sharing
Who Should Attend: 

Archivist practitioners, librarians, and others who are responsible for normalizing, updating, and migrating legacy metadata or interested in repurposing metadata for other systems and projects

What You Should Already Know: 

Participants are expected to have a basic knowledge of metadata practices and schemas such as Dublin Core, EAD, MARC, or another form.

DAS Core Competency: 
2. Communicate and define terminology, requirements, roles, and responsibilities related to digital archives to a variety of stakeholders.
3. Formulate strategies and tactics for appraising, acquiring, describing, managing, organizing, preserving, and delivering digital archives.
5. Strategically plan for the sustainability of digital archives.
A&D Core Competency: 
2. Description: Analyze and describe details about the attributes of a record or collection of records to facilitate identification, management, and understanding of the work.
3. Descriptive Standards: Apply rules and practices that codify the content of information used to represent archival materials in discovery tools according to published structural guidelines.
4. Management: Demonstrate ability to manage physical and intellectual control over archival materials.
5. Discovery: Create tools to facilitate access and disseminate descriptive records of archival materials.
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