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    Field Book Project, Mostly Metadata panel session, Smithsonian Digitization Fair 2012 Field Book Project, Mostly Metadata panel session, Smithsonian Digitization Fair 2012 Presentation Transcript

    • Smithsonian Digitization Fair 2012 Carolyn Sheffield, Project Manager
    • Metadata for Digital Access• Metadata for the object• Metadata for the surrogate• Metadata for playing with others
    • Metadata for the Object What is a field book anyway?
    • Related Cataloging Practices MARC 15.4% No answer Dublin Core 33.3% 10.3% EAD 12.8% Specify Local 2.6% Schema ICMS 17.9% 7.7%…or not.
    • Information Needs• Geographical location – 67%• Environment and habitat descriptions – 41%• Species information – 33%• Narrative or historical information – 15%
    • Metadata for the Object! EAC Organization NCD CollectionOrgId: EACO9 CollectionId: NCDC78Name: Smithsonian Institution, Title: Frederick Coville,National Museum of Natural History, field books, 1890-1924Department of Botany Owner: EACO9 Creator: EACP173 Description: The collection consists of EAC Person Covilles field notes from botanical collecting and observation efforts in …PersonId: EACP173Name: Coville, Frederick(Frederick Vernon), 1867-1937Dates: 1867-1937 MODS ItemBiographical history: Frederick Vernon MODSid: MODSI1281Coville, botanist and blueberry Collection: NCDC78breeder, was born in New York and Title: Field notes, Death Valleyeducated… Expedition, 1891 Dates: 1891.05.10-1891.07.30EAC Expedition Creator: EACP173ExpId: EACE0017 Expedition: EACE 0017Name: Death Valley Expedition Abstract: This item contains narrativeDates: 1890-1891 notes and lists of botanical specimensDescription: The Death Valley Expedition collected or observed during Covilleswas the first biological survey to … research in Death Valley . …
    • Metadata for Digital Access• Metadata for the object• Metadata for the surrogate
    • Metadata for the Surrogate
    • Metadata for the Surrogate
    • DAMS
    • Metadata for the DerivativesStarfish specimen collected off the coast ofPalmer Peninsula, Antarctica, c. 1962Local number: SIA2012-0664Summary: SIA RU007231, Box 140, Folder.Taken during Waldo Schmitts collectingduring the Palmer Peninsula Survey 1962-1963.Repository: Smithsonian InstitutionArchives
    • Metadata for Digital Access• Metadata for the object• Metadata for the surrogate• Metadata for playing with others
    • But field books from that expedition are also in my collections…
    • EAC records and SNAC
    • EAC records and SNAC
    • EAC Person PersonId: EACP173 Name: Coville, Frederick (Frederick Vernon), 1867-1937 Dates: 1867-1937 Biographical history: Frederick Vernon Coville, botanist and blueberry breeder, was born in New York and educated… NCD CollectionCollectionId: NCDC78Title: Frederick Coville,field books, 1890-1924Owner: EACO9Creator: EACP173Description: The collection consists ofCovilles field notes from botanicalcollecting and observation efforts in …
    • Next steps• Moving Registry online and enriching with social tags and annotations• Submitting records to SNAC• Expanding the Registry to accept content from other repositories
    • Project TeamPrincipal Investigators Project Advisors & SupportRusty Russell Ricc FerranteAnne Van Camp Tammy PetersProject Staff Sarah StaudermanCarolyn Sheffield Nora LockshinSonoe Nakasone Kristen TyreeLesley Parilla Kira CherrixEmily Hunter
    • Funding
    • Thank youWebsite:http://mnh.si.edu/rc/fieldbooks/Blog:http://nmnh.typepad.com/fieldbooks/Flickr:http://tinyurl.com/fbpflickr Contact: Carolyn Sheffield, sheffieldc@si.edu