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When and Where
  • 9/5/2019 9:00 AM CDT
  • 9/5/2019 5:00 PM CDT
  • 8/5/2019 12:00 AM CDT
  • Case Western Reserve University
  • Cleveland
  • OH
  • Elizabeth Russey Roke

Registration Fee: Early-Bird / Regular

SAA Member: $199 / $249

Employee of SAA Member Institution: $239 / $299

Nonmember: $279 / $349


This course explores the principles and techniques of repurposing metadata. Roke reviews a number of use cases from migrating legacy metadata to reusing metadata in new projects and consortial systems. You'll learn the nuts and bolts of crosswalking through interactive discussion and hands-on activities. Youll also discuss challenges and opportunities for metadata reuse in local use cases from course participants as well as consider implications for the shared landscape of consortiums and linked open data. Please bring local examples from your institution; there will be time to work through these.

Learning Outcomes: 

Upon completion of this course, you'll be able to:

  • Describe the challenges and implications of mapping metadata from one standard to another
  • Assess legacy metadata and translate it into current standards and practices
  • Plan and execute a metadata migration
  • Identify appropriate tools and techniques to make the process easier
  • Assess metadata documentation and create local documentation to capture decision-making
  • Understand practices for ongoing metadata reuse and sharing

Who Should Attend: 

Archivist practitioners, librarians, and others who are responsible for normalizing, updating, and migrating legacy metadata or interested in repurposing metadata for other systems and projects

What You Should Already Know: 

Participants are expected to have a basic knowledge of metadata practices and schemas such as Dublin Core, EAD, MARC, or another form.