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A presentation and workshop I devised and ran on behalf of UKOLN - http://www.ukoln.ac.uk/ - for the RSP - http://www.rsp.ac.uk/ - at Oxford in 2010.

A presentation and workshop I devised and ran on behalf of UKOLN - http://www.ukoln.ac.uk/ - for the RSP - http://www.rsp.ac.uk/ - at Oxford in 2010.

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    • A centre of expertise in digital information managementMetadataRSP Workshop for RepositoryAdministratorsOxford11/August/2010Stephanie TaylorResearch OfficerUKOLN, University of BathE - s.taylor@ukoln.ac.ukUKOLN is supported by:This work is licensed under a Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 2.0 licence(but note caveat)
    • A centre of expertise in digital information management2About MeStephanie Taylor:• Work with UKOLN as a research officer• Work on the practical side of institutionalrepositories• Worked on the first phase of the RSPUKOLN:• National centre of expertise in digitalinformation management• Located at the University of Bath
    • A centre of expertise in digital information management3What is metadata?Metadata is structured informationthat describes, explains, locates,or otherwise makes it easier toretrieve, use, or manage aninformation resource.Source: NISO (2004) Understanding Metadata. Bethesda, NISOPress.
    • A centre of expertise in digital information management4What Is Metadata? (1)Structured data about “something”• Text• Images• Sound• Movement• Objects• Events• Services
    • A centre of expertise in digital information management5What Is Metadata? (2)Encountered every day• Timetables• Directories• Internet shopping sites, etc
    • A centre of expertise in digital information management6Metadata is…Stored in -• Databases, repositories• Web pagesCarriers• Formats (e.g. MARC)• Markup languages (e.g. HTML, SGML,XML)
    • A centre of expertise in digital information management7Types of metadataDescriptiveStructuralAdministrative• Rights management metadata• Preservation metadata
    • A centre of expertise in digital information management8Why do you need it?•To enable discovery of your digitised material• To enable harvesting of your digitisedmaterial by external systems• To help you organise your digitised material• To support archiving and preservation
    • A centre of expertise in digital information management9Metadata SchemasA metadata scheme is a sets of metadataelements designed for a specific purpose,such as describing a particular type ofinformation resource.
    • A centre of expertise in digital information management10Current Standards“Standards are like toothbrushes, everyoneagrees that they’re a good idea but nobodywants to use anyone else’s.” From a MurthaBaca presentationDublin Core(Simple, Qualified, Application Profiles)MARC, ONIXEADMODS, METS, DIDL, PREMIS, MIX, RSLP-CD etc.
    • A centre of expertise in digital information management11Out of the box…Realistically most people when firstestablishing online digitised resource will workwith what comes out of the box … but fieldscan be added and schemes customised. Explore types and field structures at an earlystage and set up your metadata scheme. Consider local needs such as departmentaland project work structures and any localdecisions needed about subject fields etc.
    • A centre of expertise in digital information management12The “Other” RepositoriesWhat *might* be a repository?• Flickr?• Google Docs?• YouTube?• SlideShare?• Wikipedia?• Twitter?
    • A centre of expertise in digital information management13Folksonomy & TaggingMetadata for the people, by the peopl• Keywords• Descriptive• Created by and for human beings• Inconsistent• Personal• Shared• Created on the fly• Unstructured