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Teaching metadata and linked data concepts to MLIS students requires more than creating basic metadata records, it also requires an understanding of how metadata fits into the library workflow and how data entry into metadata and cataloguing tools works in practice. We are developing a metadata lab for use in teaching information organisation related courses to MLIS students. Currently we are using open source software for the lab including Koha--ILS, Omeka--digital library tool and 4store--RDF triple store. The preliminary tools are hosted on LAMP servers and will be supplemented with additional software as we expand our lab. This presentation will report on the results of setting up the first few software packages for the lab and their use in teaching various courses including an introductory course in information organisation, a metadata course, and a course on linked data, Semantic Web and mashups. One of the goals of this session would be to discuss methods for bridging gaps between academic and practical work with metadata.
==Feed - The HathiTrust Ingest Toolkit==
* Ryan Rotter, University of Michigan, rrotter AT umich DOT edu
HathiTrust has a mission of ensuring the long-term preservation and accessibility of materials in the archive. Ensuring consistency among materials from different sources is one way we do this; it ensures that tools such as large scale search and PageTurner don't need to be concerned with where the content originated from and that it will be possible to undertake format migrations in the future. To ensure consistency, we have very specific and stringent standards including (but not limited to) the following areas:
- Item identifiers (i.e. how each individual submitted item is identified and named)
- Package layout (file names, directory structure, etc.)
- Image technical characteristics (file format, resolution, color depth, etc.)
- Image metadata (scanning time, scanning artist, etc.)
- Source METS file comprising MARC, PREMIS, package contents and structMap, optionally with page numbers and page tags
We have chosen not to accept submissions in arbitrary formats for a couple of reasons. Unfortunately we just don't have the resources to create custom transformations for all sources of content, and if we created generic transformations that could accept data in a wide variety of formats there would most likely be some data loss in the transformation.
Therefore we have chosen to provide the ingest tools to the library community as a set of building blocks to help you build and validate submission packages that meet the standards while at the same time allowing you to preserve images without loss of quality and include any metadata that you want to preserve.

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