My colleagues and I are researching best practices in recording metadata for Oral Histories for an article tentatively accepted for publication. We're looking for input from practicing librarians, archivists, and historians. In particular we'd like to know what encodings (e.g. MARC, EAD, METS, etc.) people are using and how happy (or unhappy) they are with them. Also what fields are people using to enter their data? Any data-dictionaries or templates showing required, repeatable, non-repeatable fields would be welcome.
So far we've discovered that with new digital technologies allowing much easier collection and retransmission of oral histories, creation is booming; standards not so much.
We would appreciate input from anyone who is willing to share their procedures. As mentioned above, we are planning to publish an article, but we will, of course, ask permission, before quoting anyone directly. Off-list responses are welcome.
Please excuse duplication (cross-posting) and forward to interested colleagues.
Thanks in advance for your help.
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