Presentation Title

Field(s) of Dreams: Lessons Learned from a Comprehensive Metadata Cleanup Project

Presentation Format

Short Presentation (30 minutes)

Location

Student Union Events Center - 165 A

Start Date

31-5-2019 1:35 PM

End Date

31-5-2019 2:05 PM

Description

In Spring 2019, the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga undertook a metadata cleanup and quality assurance review of its institutional repository, UTC Scholar. Since launching over ten years ago, UTC Scholar has grown to incorporate over 1,500 individual pieces of research, creative work and publications that are spread across 16 different collections. This comprehensive metadata review was necessitated by changes in local best practices for description that have developed since the launch of the repository as well as by the need to load the UTC Scholar OAI feed into the UTC Library’s newly implemented Primo Discovery Layer. In this session, University Archivist Noah Lasley will provide an overview of the successes, failures and lessons learned from this clean-up project. This session will cover topics such as using the open source tool OpenRefine to identify discrepancies, missing values, and other areas in need of revision, a summary of discovered limitations and workarounds of using the Digital Commons platform to publish robust qualified Dublin Core metadata, and strategies for keeping effective project documentation to track progress on a large-scale project of this nature

Keywords

metadata cleanup; quality control; institutional repositories

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May 31st, 1:35 PM May 31st, 2:05 PM

Field(s) of Dreams: Lessons Learned from a Comprehensive Metadata Cleanup Project

Student Union Events Center - 165 A

In Spring 2019, the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga undertook a metadata cleanup and quality assurance review of its institutional repository, UTC Scholar. Since launching over ten years ago, UTC Scholar has grown to incorporate over 1,500 individual pieces of research, creative work and publications that are spread across 16 different collections. This comprehensive metadata review was necessitated by changes in local best practices for description that have developed since the launch of the repository as well as by the need to load the UTC Scholar OAI feed into the UTC Library’s newly implemented Primo Discovery Layer. In this session, University Archivist Noah Lasley will provide an overview of the successes, failures and lessons learned from this clean-up project. This session will cover topics such as using the open source tool OpenRefine to identify discrepancies, missing values, and other areas in need of revision, a summary of discovered limitations and workarounds of using the Digital Commons platform to publish robust qualified Dublin Core metadata, and strategies for keeping effective project documentation to track progress on a large-scale project of this nature