LIBR 514A

METADATA MANAGEMENT STRATEGIES

PREREQUISITES:
MLIS and Dual MAS/MLIS: LIBR 500, LIBR 501, LIBR 502
MAS: completion of MAS core and permission of the iSchool Graduate Advisor

GOALS: The goal of this course is to introduce students to strategies and supporting technologies for creating and managing various types of metadata used in libraries.

OBJECTIVES:

Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:

  • Describe the major types of metadata used in libraries
  • Assess workflow requirements for metadata creation and management
  • Describe and evaluate existing technologies that support metadata workflows
  • Discuss relevant organizational factors such as cost, staffing, and collaboration
  • Demonstrate the ability to find and apply examples of metadata creation and management practices from the field and literature

CONTENT:

  • Types of metadata and general strategies for managing each
  • Metadata registries
  • Workflows and technologies to support metadata creation and management
  • Automated metadata creation
  • Metadata supplementation strategies
  • Native vs. derived metadata
  • Crosswalks
  • Organizational factors relevant to the creation and management of metadata