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Saturday, November 9 • 12:00pm - 12:30pm
Acquiring Unique Digital Collections: Collaborative Approaches to Metadata

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Acquisition of unique digital material is an ongoing challenge for Special Collections units; often unique digital material comes with little or no metadata associated with the digital objects. Using two ongoing projects at the University of Oregon Libraries as case studies, this session will explore strategies archivists and librarians can use to increase descriptive metadata coming in with unique born-digital collections. Library staff involved with the Latino Roots and UO Veterans Oral History projects work with the content creators, in this case faculty and students, to build collections with rich descriptive information that is relevant both to librarians and to the communities being documented. Attendees will hear how the library team approached the initial year of the project and how the team revised workflows and processes in response to problems identified during the first year. Attendees should also come prepared to discuss similar challenges they are facing in their own institutions.

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Kira Homo

Electronic Records Archivist, University of Oregon
Kira B. Homo holds an MLS from Indiana University and an MA in Medieval Studies from the University of Toronto. As the Electronic Records Archivist in Special Collections and University Archives at the University of Oregon, she is responsible for ingest, access, and preservation of... Read More →

Saturday November 9, 2013 12:00pm - 12:30pm EST
Pinckney Room, Francis Marion Hotel 387 King Street, Charleston, SC 29403

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