If you have an interest in library, museum or archive metadata, we want to hear from you.
JISC are seeking feedback on some metadata guidelines from people with expertise in working with library, archive and museum metadata.
JISC and RLUK are working together on a programme of work called the Resource Discovery Taskforce. The aim of the Resource Discovery Taskforce work is to enable new and enhanced services for end users to allow them to manage, explore and get access to the collections held by museums, libraries and archives. We plan to do this by making the metadata about these collections as open and reusable as possible.
This is easy to write, but extremely difficult to do. There are many different content types, many different standards and existing systems and practices to fit in with.
Therefore we asked Andy Powell and Pete Johnston to prepare some high level guidelines for a metadata approach that would help deliver the aims of the Resource Discovery Taskforce. These guidelines will be important to future work that JISC funds in this programme and will also be central to any guidance and recommendations that JISC make to the libraries, museums and archives in Higher Education.
These guidelines are available now and we are seeking comments over the next 2 weeks. We’d really value your input. Andy and Pete have provided some introduction and context on their blog. And the guidelines themselves are available from JISCPress. The authors have seeded some questions in the comments for the areas they have pressing questions .