For our preconference, “Digging into Metadata,” we’d like to get a little
discussion going to build on once the preconference rolls around.
A good part of our discussion will focus on metadata issues and how folks
have worked through said issues or have utilized metadata in an unique way
while keeping the metadata’s context in mind. Some example include:
- Dirty data issues when switching discovery layers or using legacy/vendor
metadata (ex. HathiTrust)
- Dealing with free text in MARC records and how to parse them w/o too much
- batch creating and editing metadata
Some of you have already touched on this in the last preconference email
thread, but we'd like to get some more examples to focus on. What are your
metadata war stories?