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Building Digital Archives: Metadata and Omeka

The digitization of special collections holdings has been transformative in how researchers access unique primary resources, but this easy access has come with a cost. When you look at a digitized primary resource on the web, how do you know what you’re looking at? Metadata is the descriptive information attached to digital records that is supposed to answer basic questions. But who creates the metadata, and according to what standards?

In this workshop, the third of five organized by the Boston College Libraries’ Digital Scholarship Group this autumn, participants will learn how to interpret and create metadata according to the guidelines of the Dublin Core Metadata Initiative, how to write metadata records in the popular content management platform Omeka, and how to build their own publicly accessible, well-described thematic digital exhibits.

Please bring a laptop to get the most out of this session. This event is free, no experience with digital humanities is necessary, and coffee will be on hand. Hope to see you there!

Date:
Monday, October 15, 2018
Time:
10:00am - 11:30am
Location:
McGuinn 011
Campus:
Chestnut Hill Campus
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Event Organizer

Stephen Sturgeon