Metadata: Summary

This module focuses on the important digital library component of metadata. Each of the module’s sections are summarized below:

  • Software & Tutorials: Listing of selected metadata schema and controlled vocabularies. Also provides tutorials on how to customize a metadata template within CONTENTdm and the OCLC Dublin Core tutorial.
  • Sample Files: Provides several sample images from the AGSL Digital Photo Archive at the UW-Milwaukee Libraries. Associated descriptive information accompanies each image.
  • Exercises: Directions for a metadata template building exercise based on the sample files. Includes an example.
  • Resources & Best Practices: Listing of suggested readings on metadata.

Metadata Overview

Please watch the presentation below for an overview of metadata.


Summary | Software & Tutorials | Sample Collections | Exercises | Resources & Best Practices