TitleBatch Loading in Metadata Creation: A Case Study the Rutgers University Libraries Experience
Uniform TitleThe Electronic Library
NameSun, Li (author), Rutgers Libraries,
SubjectDigital library, Batch loading, Mapping, Evaluation, Editing
DescriptionPurpose – The purpose of this article is to describe a workflow of automated batch loading metadata from existing text to a database.
Methodology/Approach – It introduces a case for the experience of metadata creation at Rutgers University Libraries in a collaborative digital project with the Hoboken Public Library in New Jersey.
Findings – It is found that a well-designed workflow is crucial to the success of metadata batch loading. It is also found that the metadata manager needs to collaborate with people of different roles and work carefully with data reorganization and transferring.
Practical Implications – Metadata creation and management is an integrated component of any digital project. Our experience in metadata batch loading has practical significance that may be incorporated into the practice of other metadata projects. The workflow introduced in this article will provide valuable example for librarians and information professionals to consider or redesign their own digital efforts.
Originality – Based on our real exercise, this workflow has been proven to be unique and useful. It was, after the writing of this article, applied to a new collaborative digital project and once again fulfilled the requirements for another batch transferring process.
NoteSun, Li."Batch Loading in Metadata Creation: A Case Study the Rutgers University Libraries Experience." The Electronic Library 29.4(2011):-
CollectionSun Li Collection
Organization NameRutgers, The State University of New Jersey
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