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When and Where
  • 10/5/2021 2:00 PM CDT
  • 10/5/2021 5:00 PM CDT
  • 9/6/2021 11:45 PM CDT
  • Virtual
  • Elizabeth Russey Roke

This course WILL count towards the in-person requirement for the DAS and A&D (foundational tier) certificate programs.

This workshop explores the principles and techniques of repurposing metadata. We will explore 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. We will also discuss challenges and opportunities for metadata reuse as well as consider implications for the shared metadata landscape of consortiums.

Participants will need a computer that can connect to the online course with a microphone, webcam, and access to a web browser. Registrants will work collaboratively in Google Drive and will need a Google account to access and use course materials during hands-on activities.

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

  • Describe the challenges and implications of mapping metadata from one standard to another
  • Evaluate legacy metadata and translate it into current standards and practices
  • Identify appropriate tools and techniques to make the process easier 
  • Plan and execute a metadata migration and document your work

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.

Instructor bio:

Elizabeth Russey Roke is the Discovery and Metadata Archivist at the Stuart A. Rose Library of Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia. Primarily focused on the description, discovery, and access to special collections material, Elizabeth works on a variety of technology projects and initiatives related to the development of metadata standards, linked data, archival descriptive practice, and discovery platforms. She currently is a member of the ArchivesSpace Technical Council, SAA's Technical Subcommittee on Encoded Archival Standards (TS-EAS), the LD4 Community Steering Committee, and the Art and Rare Materials Bibframe Task Force. She is also an adjunct instructor at Dominican University.

Elizabeth has a bachelor’s degree in history from St. Olaf College and was a part of the HiLS program at the University of Maryland, College Park, where she received a master’s degree in history and a master of library science degree.


Registration Fee: Early-Bird / Regular

SAA Member: $129 / $159

Employee of SAA Member Institution: $169 / $189

Nonmember: $179 / $219