Metadata for Digital Preservation

Are you and your library thinking about the long-term metadata needs of your digital objects? Capturing metadata for digital objects involves not just the description of the content but the characteristics of the container (digital file format). This session will provide an overview of the preservation metadata landscape, including standards and emerging trends. Participants will have the opportunity to practice defining and labeling metadata that address the preservation side of the digital object life-cycle.

[FKV notes: I did not end up doing a hands-on portion and gave folks a chance to escape before starting the presentation. Kindly, no one took me up on my offer. I wish we could have captured the Q&A & discussion which was very lively.]

Author: Friday Valentine, MLS