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Presented as part of Digital collecting for NSW public library staff 27 May 2019

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  1. 1. METADATA Joanna Fleming Digital Curation Specialist Data Quality, Systems & Standards
  2. 2. METADATA • Essential to mange digital files • Information that stays with the file • Resource discovery • Provides valuable information for digital preservation
  3. 3. DIGITISED & BORN DIGITAL Descriptive & Technical
  4. 4. DIGITISED & BORN DIGITAL • Don’t strip metadata • Content creators providing metadata • Standards • Ensure metadata integrity when moving files
  5. 5. DIGITISED
  6. 6. DIGITISED • More control • Define the types of metadata that you embed in the preservation & access files (standards) • Technical information captured by the digitiser can be embedded • Impose file naming conventions Title | creator | date | copyright statement | digitised by | unique identifier | relevant technical information
  7. 7. BORN DIGITAL
  8. 8. BORN DIGITAL • Ensure the integrity of metadata @ collection point • Encourage content creators to provide descriptive metadata • Do not strip metadata • Keep original file in tact – embed metadata in access copies only Title | creator | date | copyright statement | unique identifier | technical information
  9. 9. BORN DIGITAL • Develop standards where possible • Metadata integrity
  10. 10. TOOLS Software • Exiftool • Photoshop / Adobe Bridge • Metadata editor • Mediainfo (everything AV) • BWFmetaedit for Audio
  11. 11. TOOLS Hardware • Write blocker
  12. 12. RESOURCES • State Library New South Wales 2012, Metadata framework: principles & standards for cataloguing , <https://www.sl.nsw.gov.au/file/1151/do wnload?token=kkROqsfG> • Library of Congress n.d. Metadata Encoding & Transmission Standard, http://www.loc.gov/standards/mets/ • Library of Congress n.d. Metadata Object Description Schema <http://www.loc.gov/standards/mods/>
  13. 13. THANK YOU Joanna Fleming Digital Curation Specialist Joanna.fleming@sl.nsw.gov.au

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