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Thursday, May 16 • 11:00am - 11:50am
Crowdsourcing Metadata Practices at USU

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USU Libraries’ Cataloging and Metadata Unit has successfully investigated several methods to engage the public to involve them in the creation of metadata for USU’s Digital History Collections. Most, if not all the techniques we have tested have yielded positive results and have improved the relevancy and accuracy of our descriptive metadata. We will give an overview of what we have done and give attendees ideas that they can possibly implement at their own institution. 


Andrea Payant

Cataloging & Metadata Librarian, Utah State University
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Becky Skeen

Special Collections Cataloging Librarian, Utah State University
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Randy Williams

Emerita Faculty, Fife Folklore Archives Curator, Special Collections & Archives, Utah State University Libraries
is emerita faculty (associate librarian) at Utah State University (USU). She served as the Fife Folklore Archives Curator and Oral History Specialist at USU Special Collections & Archives (1996-2019), Assistant Director of the Fife Folklore Archives (1993-1996), Assistant Director... Read More →

Anna-Maria Arnljots

Utah State University, Merrill-Cazier Library

Thursday May 16, 2019 11:00am - 11:50am MDT
Eagle Room 300 C
  (4) General Librarianship, Speaker / Panel Session
  • Objective 1 Discuss different ways to engage user communities in crowdsourcing metadata
  • Objective 2 Discuss the value and benefits of crowdsourcing metadata
  • Objective 3 Learn from our experiences what to do and what not to do when crowdsourcing metadata