Metadata - a moveable feast

Saravani, Sarah-Jane (2006) Metadata - a moveable feast. In: e-Fest 2006: Moving, Learning, 27-29 September, 2006, Wellington, New Zealand. (Unpublished)

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The Waikato Institute of Technology (Wintec) is currently establishing a Learning Objects Repository using the open source repository solution ePrints integrated with the widely-deployed management system Moodle. Library staff have been involved in determining which of the various metadata schema currently available for describing digital objects would most suit the learning community Wintec is looking to foster through the establishment of the repository. This presentation will highlight the results of our investigations into metadata used for repositories and will explain why we determined upon a collaborative approach between library, technical and teaching staff as a best solution. A possible lack of knowledge about metadata was seen as an impediment to successful contribution from the teaching component of this tripartite paradigm. To address this issue, a Moodle course has been created on the OSLOR (Open Source Learning Objects Repository) site to look at the use of metadata in the creation of digital objects. The aim is to encourage educators from both the tertiary and secondary sectors to understand the purpose of metadata in describing resources, in making them accessible, reusable and sustainable. The creation of “Metadata Made Simple” will be explained, moving from content to context to a can of corn.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Speech)
Keywords that describe the item:metadata; OSLOR; metadata application profile
Subjects:Z Bibliography. Library Science. Information Resources > Z665 Library Science. Information Science
Z Bibliography. Library Science. Information Resources > ZA Information resources > ZA4050 Electronic information resources
Divisions:Corporate > Library
ID Code:9
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