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DPLAfest 2017—the fourth major gathering of the Digital Public Library of America’s broad community—will take place on April 20-21, 2017 in Chicago at Chicago Public Library’s Harold Washington Library Center. For more information, visit the DPLA website.
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Friday, April 21 • 9:00am - 10:00am
Metadata: Preventing a Digital Junk Drawer

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This session focuses on the challenges of enforcing metadata standards in digital library projects, especially collaborations across a variety of contributors.

Good metadata is essential for the success of any digital project. Bad metadata frustrates backend administrative functions and user experience. Lax enforcement can easily create a “digital junk drawer,” where good content gets lost without quality metadata to organize everything and make it findable. When this happens, a time-consuming but necessary clean-up effort raises new challenges.

The presenters for this session will discuss these issues by drawing from their experiences managing Minnesota Reflections (MR) and the Arizona Memory Project (AMP), two databases of digitized collections contributed by cultural institutions (e.g. museums, libraries, archives, and historical societies) located throughout each respective state.

This session is ideal for anyone who wants to learn:
• Why metadata is so crucial
• How to enforce metadata guidelines
• How to clean up bad metadata

Speakers
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Greta Bahnemann

Metadata Librarian, Minnesota Digital Library, Minitex
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Ryan Ehrfurth

Digital Content Coordinator, Arizona State Library, Archives & Public Records
I manage the Arizona Memory Project and Arizona Maps Online at the State of Arizona Research Library. History and maps are in my wheelhouse.
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Nicole Umayam

Technology Outreach Specialist, Arizona State Library, Archives and Public Records
Archivist & linguist turned librarian. I got in the digital inclusion game as part of NDIA's Digital Inclusion Corps, where I've been involved in projects such as wi-fi hotspot and laptop lending, broadband 101 training for rural tribal libraries, and digital inclusion strategic planning... Read More →



Friday April 21, 2017 9:00am - 10:00am
Video Theater Lower Level

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