Share Best Practices for Metadata Creation Workflows Project

Note: This project has been completed.

Research institutions are managing an increasing array of resources—print, electronic, digitized, archival, cultural and natural history objects, etc. Librarians are creating and managing both MARC and non-MARC records, often with the same staff. Information professions are eager to know what workflows work best in different environments that could be applied to their own and that would facilitate metadata flow in and among libraries, archives and museums.

Five RLG partner staff designed a survey instrument to gather best practices that can be shared:

Leighann Ayers (University of Michigan)
Beth Beth Picknally Camden (University of Pennsylvania)
Lisa German (Pennsylvania State University)
Peggy Johnson (University of Minnesota)
Caroline Miller (University of California, Los Angeles)

Results of the survey are published in the January 2009 report:
Ayers, Leighann, Beth Picknally Camden, Lisa German, Peggy Johnson, Caroline Miller and Karen Smith-Yoshimura. What We've Learned from the RLG Partners Metadata Creation Workflows Survey. (.pdf: 173K/23 pp.)

For more information

Karen Smith-Yoshimura
Program Officer
smithyok@oclc.org

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