Full day of metadata today at SEI—metadata schemas, metadata content standards and value standards, mapping and crosswalks, embedded metadata, plus XML and the DPLA! This was a great follow-up to Dr. MacCall’s metadata class. Here at SEI the metadata info was directed towards art images and art digital collections. So, VRA Core, CCO, and CDWA were discussed at length.
The same general principles apply to metadata for visual resources:
• Tie standards to purpose
• Use community best practices
• Know why
• Don’t over-describe
• Document decisions
• Consider use beyond your local system
Many thanks to Johanna Bauman and Greg Reser for the all information and instructional exercises.