Vamp It Up and Make It Better: Auditing and Upgrading Metadata in the UH Digital Library

dc.contributor.authorThompson, Santi
dc.contributor.authorWu, Annie
dc.date.accessioned2016-07-14T22:43:59Z
dc.date.available2016-07-14T22:43:59Z
dc.date.issued2013-03-21
dc.descriptionPresented at the Texas Conference on Digital Libraries 2013, Austin, TX, May 8, 2013.en_US
dc.description.abstractSince 2009 the University of Houston Libraries have expanded access to the rare and special collections through the University of Houston Digital Library (UHDL). Three years and nearly 50,000 digital items later, UHDL has the potential to be a powerful resource for researchers of all kinds. To facilitate this kind of research, users rely on UHDL metadata to be robust, reliable, retrievable and sharable. While the current state of metadata in the digital library allows for browsing and searching, missing and inconsistent metadata restrict both discoverability and interoperability. As a result of these barriers, the Metadata and Bibliographic Services Department is initiating a project to audit and upgrade the existing metadata produced for the UHDL. This presentation outlines the audit and upgrade process to date. It provides an overview of our methodology, including focus group interviews, data inspection, and benchmarking. It also identifies key recommendations and strategies for upgrading the existing UHDL metadata, including guidelines for future UHDL metadata creation. The presentation is designed to offer suggestions to other institutions interested in conducting a metadata audit. It also encourages audience members to share other tools and techniques to implement an audit.en_US
dc.description.departmentLibraries
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10657/1372
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.subjectmetadataen_US
dc.subjectassessmenten_US
dc.subjectMetadata
dc.subjectAssessments
dc.titleVamp It Up and Make It Better: Auditing and Upgrading Metadata in the UH Digital Libraryen_US
dc.typePresentationen_US
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