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Developing a metadata best practices model: the experience of the Colorado State University Libraries




Hunter, Nancy, author
Liu, Shu, author
Rettig, Patricia J., author
Level, Allison V., author
The Haworh Press, Inc., publisher

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The Metadata Best Practices Task Force at the Colorado State University (CSU) Libraries developed a core set of metadata elements and an accompanying data dictionary to facilitate a coordinated metadata management approach for a central digital repository of diverse digital objects. This article describes the rationale for the Task Force and the process used for its work following a look at the background of digitization and past metadata practices at CSU. The article includes a literature review on institutional metadata projects and examples, and it ends with a description of the Task Force's ongoing work and plans for future assessment.


Final, peer-reviewed manuscript.

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Colorado State University. Libraries
Metadata -- Colorado -- Fort Collins
Colorado State University. Libraries. Metadata Best Practices Task Force
Institutional repositories -- Colorado -- Fort Collins
Digital libraries -- Colorado -- Fort Collins
Data dictionaries -- Colorado -- Fort Collins


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