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Digital Archives, Metadata, and Omeka

When you look at a digitized primary resource on the web, how do you know what you’re looking at? 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. 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, 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 and no experience with digital humanities is necessary. Hope to see you there.

Thursday, March 26, 2020
12:30pm - 2:00pm
Stokes S476
Chestnut Hill Campus

Event Organizer

Stephen Sturgeon