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Introduction to Metadata using CONTENTdm

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October 29, 2002

Welcome and Introductions (30 minutes)
Mary Montgomery and Kody Janney,
Crossing Organizational Boundaries Project Administrators

Introduction to Metadata: Dublin Core, data dictionaries, and controlled vocabularies (1 hour)
Diana Brooking and Allen Maberry, Catalogers, University of Washington Libraries

  1. Using Metadata in CONTENTdm (176kb Microsoft PowerPoint Presentation*)
  2. Dublin Core Metadata Element Set, Version 1.1 (25kb Microsoft Word Document)
  3. Sample Data Dictionary (50kb Microsoft Word Document)
  4. Resources, Principles, Standards and Tips (31kb Microsoft Word Document)


Introduction to CONTENTdm digital collection software suite (45 minutes)
Anne Graham Systems Administrator, University of Washington Libraries

  1. Introduction to CONTENTdm Software (350kb Microsoft PowerPoint Presentation)
  2. How do CONTENTdm? (38kb Microsoft Word Document)


Hands-on practice with CONTENTdm (1 hour)
Led by Anne Graham


Introduction to historical research (1 hour)
Lorraine McConaghy, Historian, Museum of History & Industry

  1. Hints to Metadata Success (36kb Microsoft Word Document)
  2. Bibliography for "Reading" Photographs (28kb Microsoft Word Document)
  3. History Resources in Seattle and King County (36kb Microsoft Word Document)

Questions, Evaluation, and Wrap-up (45 minutes)
Led by Rachel Howard, Project Manager, Crossing Organizational Boundaries

* Requires Microsoft PowerPoint to view

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