Tech Talks Presentation by Daniel Gelaw Alemneh and Mark Phillips, May 16, 2007


The UNT Libraries participate in a number of collaborative and in-house digital initiatives.  In managing digital resources, the Libraries utilize locally qualified Dublin Core-based descriptive metadata along with detailed technical and preservation metadata elements.

Metadata quality is influenced by both local and collaborative requirements.  Because poor metadata quality can result in ambiguity, poor recall and inconsistent search results, the UNT Libraries use quality assurance mechanisms during metadata creation and employ specialized metadata analysis tools after the files are ingested into digital archives.

Templates, validation, controlled vocabularies, analysis tools, graphical reports, and more are explained in this presentation.

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Enhancing the Quality of Metadata: Modular Approach to Digital Resource Lifecycle Management (PowerPoint)

Some file types require special programs to use or view.  Here are links to several of the most common programs:

About the Authors:  Daniel Gelaw Alemneh is a metadata management specialist for the UNT Libraries' Digital Projects Unit.  Mark Phillips is head of the UNT Libraries' Digital Projects Unit.


Wednesday, May 16, 2007 - 12:00pm