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Embedded Metadata and the Long Now


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Kari R. Smith, History of Art, VRC …

Kari R. Smith, History of Art, VRC
Univ. of Michigan, Ann Arbor presentation for VRA 28 Atlanta.

Embedded Metadata and the Long Now from "Embedded Metadata: Share, Deliver, Preserve" session.

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  • 1. Embedded Metadata and the Long Now Kari R. Smith History of Art, VRC Univ. of Michigan, Ann Arbor
  • 2. Setting the Stage
    • Preservation Metadata
    • Context
    • Implementation Issues
    • Scenarios
    • Embedded Metadata working group and External Collaboration
  • 3. Preservation Metadata
    • Preservation = Long Term Access
    • Digital preservation = long term access that’s technology driven
    • Most have an Opt-In strategy for Digital Preservation
    •   Technical MD
    • Administrative MD
    • Descriptive MD
    • Where does Embedded Metadata fit into all this?
  • 4. EM & PM
    • Good time to be thinking / researching about this
    • Learning about metadata mgmt in relation to Images
    • We don’t yet have preservation metadata standards
  • 5. Implementation Issues
    • Intermediary curators
    • Local decisions informed by good practice
    • Minimal metadata set that is doable
    • What is the Value of the images in relation to long term access?
  • 6.
    •   Students in an architecture class want to donate to the library’s digital collection the image they captured during a semester long project to document building decay in the city.
      • Which images are by which student?
      • Location of the buildings shown in the images?
      • For which course were these created?
      • When were the image files created – not the date they were manipulated?
  • 7.
    • Faculty member is retiring. Hands over a HDD or points you to file space with thousands of digital image files “for the collection”. What can you Do?
      • Are these files that you already produced for the collection?
      • Are they licensed image files?
      • Are they original digital photography?
      • Are they master digital image files or generational?
      • What are the rights for preservation / usage and who has the rights?
  • 8. Coordination outside of VRA
    • Society of American Archivists
      • Research Forum poster presentation 2009
      • Research Forum platform presentation 2010
    • Digital Preservation Management Workshops
      • Awareness + Implications
  • 9. 5 Stages for DPM
    • Stage 1 = Awareness (potential for EM to be valuable for preservation
    • Stage 2 = Project
    • Stage 3 = Recommended practice
    • Stage 4 = Common practice
    • Stage 5 = Inter-institutional / Standards
    Five Stages courtesy of the Digital Preservation Management Workshop (2003-2010)