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Metadata Overview for Archivists | A&D & DAS: Foundational | June 19, 2015

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What is metadata? Where does it come from? What does it look like? How do I choose the right schema? This webcast is about the basics of descriptive, technical, structural, and administrative metadata. You will also see how metadata supports access and preservation in archives.

Upon completion of this course, you will:
  • Define basic concepts of metadata.
  • Identify sources and types.
  • Gain an understanding of the different aspects of interoperability.
  • Assess how much metadata is enough.
  • Make good metadata choices at your local institution.

Who Should Attend:
Archivists and others who want an understanding of basic metadata concepts or a refresher to ensure your assumptions are still valid.

What You Should Already Know:
No previous knowledge of metadata is necessary. An understanding of archival description will be helpful.

DAS Core Competencies:
3. Formulate strategies and tactics for appraising, describing, managing, organizing, and preserving digital archives.
4. Integrate technologies, tools, software, and media within existing functions for appraising, capturing, preserving, and providing access to digital collections.
6. Curate, store, and retrieve original masters and access copies of digital archives.

A&D Core Competency:
3. Descriptive Standards: Apply rules and practices that codify the content of information used to represent archival materials in discovery tools according to published structural guidelines.


You will have access to this product for 60 days from the date of purchase.

Once the webcast is purchased, go to SAA's Learning Management System and click the Resources tab to access a PDF of the presentation slides and the webcast exam (if applicable).

If you intend to pursue the Certificate(s), you will need to pass the examination for this course.
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