This would be along the lines of a “talk/make” session to talk about metadata best practices for Alabama Mosaic. Alabama Mosaic harvests from a wide variety of institutions in the state. It is only as good for discovery as the metadata from each institution which is harvested into the VuFind index. Could we make it better by agreeing on best practices for metadata creation? There are guidelines for creating metadata for digital collections as part of Alabama Mosaic, but are they sufficient to serve as best practices we can all agree on? What would you like to see as best practices for metadata that will be harvested into Alabama Mosaic? Do we even need best practices?
– Dana Caudle