TRLN Metadata Tools for Digital Collections Seminar

December 18, 2008
8:45 a.m. - noon
NC Biotechnology Center, Board Room


TRLN Libraries are investing significant resources in digital projects and collections. In creating these collections, we are facing challenges in finding and developing appropriate tools to manage metadata. At this seminar, each library will have a chance to discuss how they are approaching this challenge, focusing on that part of their digital collections technical infrastructure that relates to metadata creation and management. Participants will learn what tools are being used in other libraries; discuss problems encountered; and identify potential areas for collaboration in the future.

This session is intended for staff members who are involved in the implementation or creation of local metadata management tools, and those involved in the design of the larger digital collections infrastructures that will support use of these tools.



Refreshments and Registration


Kristin Antelman
Associate Director for the Digital Library
NCSU Libraries

9:15-10:30 Presentations from the Libraries
Speakers from each institution with an overview of local digital collections technical infrastructure to provide context; a description of metadata management tools and workflows in use; and current challenges and issues with these tools.

Duke University Libraries--Will Sexton

Duke Medical Center Archives--Rusty Koonts

NCCU Libraries--Vernice Faison

NCSU Libraries--Erin Stahlberg

  IP protectedNCSU Metadata Tool Specifications

UNC University Library--Tim Shearer

UNC Health Sciences Library--Beth Ellington & Christie Silbarjoris 
  Metadata for English/Spanish Asthma Page
  Metadata Generated for Pediatricians
  Code to Dynamically Generate Metadata

10:30-10:45 Break
10:45-11:45 Discussion
11:45-12:00 Next Steps and Wrap Up