Metadata basics: creating metadata records in the Rare Books and Special Collections Library at the American University in Cairo

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Carolyn Runyon

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The objective of the workshop is for participants to enhance their understanding of descriptive metadata. Best practices, guidelines, and resources will be shared. By the end of this workshop, participants should be able to: 1. Define metadata; 2. Describe types of metadata; 3. Identify different metadata standards; 4. Understand descriptive standards; 5. Use authorities and controlled vocabularies; 6. Understand the different between Dublin Core elements and refining properties/qualifiers; 7. Create a descriptive metadata record for record and a photograph; 8. And use the Best Practices for Digitizing and Describing Cultural Heritage Materials guidelines.

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Presentation slides and handout for a training workshop held at the American University in Cairo on Thursday, March 7, 2013.

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