Metadata Collections & QA

2nd Annual DLESE Meeting (2001): Metadata

Two sessions relating to metadata are scheduled for the Annual Meeting

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Thursday, August 2, 1:30-3:00 p.m.

This session will provide an introduction to digital resource description. Participants will be provided an overview of the basics of metadata, DLESE best practices, and have an opportunity to experience hands-on cataloging using the DLESE Resource Cataloger (DRC), a web-based tool. An overview of additional metadata fields, currently "hidden" in the existing tool will be offered, as well as mechanisms for submitting additional information to the library. Feedback regarding the use of the DRC will be welcomed, to aid in future iterations of it's development. The role of metadata in supporting resource discovery and comprehension will be emphasized via a tour through existing library resources, focusing on specific elements such as description, resource type and subject.


Creating resources for discovery and re-use

Friday, August 3, 10:30-12:00 a.m.

This session will bring together creators and users of electronic resources, to address the design of resources for discovery (both within DLESE and in general) and for subsequent re-use in the classroom. In a small group activity, participants will identify the essential elements needed to adequately describe an electronic learning object for these multiple purposes, and experiment with the effective design and placement of this information in the resource. Options for representing the desired information in a resource, both technically and in conjunction with instructional design principles will be discussed, including guidelines for DLESE metatags. Our discussions will result in a document that summarizes the interwoven information needs for re-use, discovery, and cataloging, with suggestions for accomplishing this multi-faceted task.


Last updated: 7-10-01