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Developing Shareable Metadata for DPLA

Tuesday, November 14, 2017 (9:30 AM - 12:30 PM) Export to vCalendar
Where:   Skokie Public Library (In Person, Max: 30)
Cost:   Free
Presenter:   Hannah Stitzlein

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The Illinois Digital Heritage Hub (IDHH) released the IDHH Metadata Best Practices in early 2017 to assist contributing institutions with providing quality metadata to the Digital Public Library of America (DPLA). This program will guide metadata specialists and contributing institutions how to use these best practices to create and develop quality metadata that functions well in DPLA. The program will be comprised of an introduction to how metadata functions in DPLA, and a walk through of the metadata best practices for Illinois Digital Heritage Hub contributed items.

• Introduction to DPLA
• Overview of shareable metadata
• How Illinois metadata functions in DPLA

Questions & Hands-On
• Q&A of metadata functionality in DPLA
• Review metadata and mapping of contributing (harvested) institutions

Desired Outcomes:
Participants will come away with an understanding of how DPLA uses contributed metadata, as well as the importance of mapping and developing shareable metadata. Secondary outcomes include how to use standardized rights statements

Intended audience: Illinois Digital Heritage Hub/Digital Public Library of America metadata providers & interested institutions

Content level: Intermediate

Hannah Stitzlein is the Visiting Metadata Services Specialist for the Illinois Digital Heritage Hub at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. Previously, Hannah worked with Recollection Wisconsin in the beginning phases of being the Wisconsin service hub to prepare metadata to be contributed to DPLA. She comes from a background of working in public and special libraries. Hannah holds an MLIS from University of Wisconsin-Madison, and a BFA from Pacific Northwest College of Art.

Type:   Program

This webinar is open to all participants in the Illinois Digital Heritage Hub/Digital Public Library of America. If you need assistance with registration, please contact 630-734-5133 or

Categories: Academic Libraries, Cataloging, Digitization, Electronic Resources, Genealogy and Local History, Public Libraries, School Libraries, Special Libraries, Northbrook Area, Chicago Area

This event is sponsored by Reaching Across Illinois Library System.

Event listed by: Illinois Heartland Library System

Last day to cancel registrations is: 11/14/2017

Questions? Please contact Louise Svehla.

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