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Stephanie Taylor (UKOLN) – Metadata Forum

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Stephanie Taylor (UKOLN) – Metadata Forum

  1. 1. Repository Fringe 2011 Edinburgh 4/August/2011 UKOLN is supported by: This work is licensed under a Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 2.0 licence (but note caveat) The Metadata Forum Stephanie Taylor, UKOLN, University of Bath
  2. 2. About Me <ul><li>Stephanie Taylor: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Work with UKOLN as a research officer </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Work on the practical side of institutional repositories </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Run the Metadata Forum </li></ul></ul><ul><li>UKOLN: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>National centre of expertise in digital information management </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Located at the University of Bath </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. The Metadata Forum <ul><ul><li>Run by UKOLN </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Funded by JISC </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Aims to build a community of practice around metadata </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Forum blog - http://blogs.ukoln.ac.uk/themetadataforum/ </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. The Forum Is… <ul><ul><li>For everyone who uses metadata in their work, in any way </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>For any level of knowledge & experience </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Launch - July 2010 <ul><ul><li>Open Repositories Conference, Madrid </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Decided on a way to start running the Forum </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Community led </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>14 people attended </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. What happened? <ul><ul><li>People from England, Wales, Scotland, Ireland and the USA </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Discussed complexity v simplicity </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Future themed meetings agreed </li></ul></ul>Image from The Freddy Portfolio, under Creative Commons Licensing.*
  7. 7. Repo Fringe 2010 <ul><ul><li>Round Table session </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Metadata for time-based objects </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Aggregation of metadata </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Helped by Sheile Fraser of EDINA </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. AgLR-TF <ul><ul><li>Agricultural Learning Repositories Task Force (AgLR-TF) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ran session with Jackie Wickham of RSP </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Basic metadata startup </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Interesting… </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. Complex Objects, York <ul><li>Images </li></ul><ul><li>Audio & video </li></ul><ul><li>Learning & teaching objects </li></ul>
  10. 10. Picture This! <ul><ul><li>Dev8D+ </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Hack event </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Practitioners & developers working together </li></ul></ul>
  11. 11. Perfect Partners <ul><ul><li>Developer Challenge over 3 days </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Embedded geospatial image metadata within map images </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Dynamically modified images to include a logo displaying the licence </li></ul></ul>
  12. 12. What Did We Learn? <ul><ul><li>Gap between novice & expert </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>People need to talk! </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Much more to explore… </li></ul></ul>
  13. 13. What’s Next? <ul><ul><li>JISC funding for another 12 months </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>New programme </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Same informal, community-led approach </li></ul></ul>
  14. 14. Ideas.. <ul><ul><li>Gap between novice & expert </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>People need to talk! </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Much more to explore… </li></ul></ul>
  15. 15. More Focussed Meetings <ul><ul><li>Images </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Music </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Scientific Data </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>What else? </li></ul></ul>
  16. 16. Micro Communities? <ul><ul><li>Areas of shared expertise </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Smaller comunities of interest </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Place to go for hands-on help </li></ul></ul>
  17. 17. Online Workshops? <ul><ul><li>Currently working on Dublin Core workshop </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Trial as online resource as well as face-to-face </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Useful? </li></ul></ul>
  18. 18. Join In… <ul><ul><li>Let me know - </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>What you want to find out about </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>What you could share knowledge on </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Any ideas at all! </li></ul></ul>
  19. 19. Talk… <ul><ul><li>Blog - http://blogs.ukoln.ac.uk/themetadataforum/ </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Twitter - @metadataforum </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Email - s.taylor@ukoln </li></ul></ul>
  20. 20. Thankyou! The Metadata Forum Stephanie Taylor Research Officer UKOLN, University of Bath E - [email_address]

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