Course: Intro to Descriptive Metadata for Digital Objects

This introductory course provides students with an understanding of descriptive metadata through hands-on experience in creating descriptive metadata records for digital objects.

Among the topics covered in the course are

  • Overview of descriptive metadata
  • Outline of community-specific metadata standards
  • Nuts and bolts of Dublin Core
  • Hands-on creation of Dublin Core records for
    • Images
    • Audio
    • Text
    • ETDs

Possible audience includes repository managers, catalogers, or anyone who works with digital objects.

Skill Level: Entry