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Thursday, August 20 • 1:30pm - 2:00pm
P12 PROFESSIONAL POSTER - Metadata and Digital Objects: To Embed or Not to Embed?

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Libraries, archives, and museums (LAMs) are curating an increasing amount of born-digital objects. Embedded metadata places valuable identifying and descriptive information within the object itself. However, embedding metadata after acquisition changes the digital object being preserved, potentially raising questions about authenticity. The presenters report on a survey conducted to explore the costs and benefits of embedding additional (i.e., library) metadata into digital objects, to the end of identifying, evaluating current practice, and defining best practices.


Rachel Jaffe

Metadata Librarian, University of California, Santa Cruz

Thursday August 20, 2015 1:30pm - 2:00pm
Ballroom Level Cleveland Convention Center, 300 Lakeside Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44114

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