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Digitization Projects at UNLV Libraries

Personal Archiving Workshop

By Heela Naqshband on June 13, 2014 1:23 PM | Permalink

Here are some of the personal archiving resources discussed in the Student Employee workshop. Lots of great tips and advice for preserving your digital memories!

Spending a Little Quality Time with Metadata

By Cory Lampert on May 5, 2008 2:59 PM | Permalink
This week marks the start of an online course my employer was kind enough to pay for me to attend called "Metadata for You and Me: A Training Program for Shareable Metadata". I was interested in taking this course for two main reasons: first, because in the world of digitization we spend a huge amount of time creating metadata on the item level for every digital object in out repositories and this equates to lots of dollars in staff time. So, I'd like to spend some time thinking about this investment and what type of returns it is providing for us. Are we agonizing over the right things? Spending too much time or detail? Using appropriate standards?

Why Metadata Matters

By Cory Lampert on December 6, 2006 3:10 PM | Permalink
When browsing a collection of really cool digital images, it can be easy to claim ignorance of the important role metadata plays in navigating a digital collection. To be honest, not many folks show a real passion for understanding and exploring why metadata matters so much. But, it truly is a very important part of any digital collection and I'd like to focus on one aspect of why it plays such an important role. In the recent workshop we held at UNLV, one question came up repeatedly, "Okay, so metadata is important. Well, what exactly is good metadata and what can good metadata do for me?" I have located a great article (mentioned in the workshop) that addresses this subject. Moving Towards Shareable Metadata concisely describes not only the importance of metadata, but some practical ways to create shareable metadata.