The Adolescent Institutional Repository: Metadata Management Perspectives and ChallengesAmerican Library Association 2018 Annual Conference (2018)
Western Washington University’s institutional repository, branded “CEDAR” and powered by the BePress Digital Commons platform, was established in 2014 and has grown to include thousands of objects. While the rich collections within CEDAR have been devotedly developed over the past four years, the metadata describing them have a more checkered history. Objects carrying robust descriptive metadata live alongside those with skeletal descriptions, owing to a diversity of staff processes and resulting metadata “life stories” among the collections. Furthermore, the visibility of CEDAR objects in WWU’s discovery layer OneSearch exacerbates indexing and retrieval issues. Concurrently, metadata policy and practices for other digital collections hosted at WWU have matured, approaching their own “adulthood” in a forthcoming MODS-based digital asset management system. Casey Mullin, Head of Cataloging and Metadata Services at WWU, will discuss the challenges of navigating the complex institutional history around digital collections, while pursuing familial harmony among metadata practices across all library collections.
- Institutional repositories,
Publication DateJune 25, 2018
LocationNew Orleans, LA
Citation InformationCasey Mullin. "The Adolescent Institutional Repository: Metadata Management Perspectives and Challenges" American Library Association 2018 Annual Conference (2018)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/casey-mullin/14/