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Making Beautiful Metadata Together

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Session title: Making Beautiful Metadata Together: Training to Share in Texas

 

In brief:

 

Can museum and library digital collections play nicely together? Ten project teams in Texas are trying to find out! In this session, presenters will discuss the process of creating shared metadata profiles, controlled vocabularies, and authority lists as part of the IMLS-funded "Train to Share" project at the Texas State Library and Archives Commission.

 

Presenters will discuss two projects: "Texas Artists: Painting, Sculpture, and Works on Paper," developed by the Southern Methodist University Libraries, the Dallas Museum of Art, and the Dallas Public Library; and "Earth, Wind, and Fire: Texas Energy Resources," developed by the Texas Historical Commission, the Permian Basin Petroleum Museum, and the Texas Tech University Archives.

 

 

Abstract:

 

Can museum and library digital collections play nicely together? Ten project teams in Texas are trying to find out! In this session, presenters will discuss the process of creating shared metadata profiles, controlled vocabularies, and authority lists as part of the IMLS-funded "Train to Share" project at the Texas State Library and Archives Commission.

 

"Train to Share" consists of three components: project teams composed of museums, libraries, and other organizations, who agree to work together to create a shared digital product including at least 1,000 metadata records; training courses on digital projects, asset management systems, metadata, controlled vocabularies, and preservation, offered in various locations across the state; and the development and enhancement of tools to share digital collections, including the Texas Heritage Online search interface at http://www.texasheritageonline.org.

 

Presenters will represent two projects: "Texas Artists: Painting, Sculpture, and Works on Paper," developed by the Southern Methodist University Libraries, the Dallas Museum of Art, and the Dallas Public Library; and "Earth, Wind, and Fire: Texas Energy Resources," developed by the Texas Historical Commission, the Permian Basin Petroleum Museum, and the Texas Tech University Archives. These projects exemplify the challenges often encountered in collaborative digital projects, particularly when the participants represent different communities of practice.

 

Additional information about the "Train to Share" project is available at http://www.tsl.state.tx.us/lrs/projects/trainshare-grant/.

 

 

Session Info:

 

  • Type: Full Panel
  • Keywords: digitization, metadata, registration, cataloging, collaboration
  • Relevance: This session will be particularly relevant to attendees interested in pursuing collaborative digital projects. The target audience is museum, library, and archives professionals working on digitization, virtual exhibits, and online collections.

 

 

Session Chair:

 

  • Name: Danielle Cunniff Plumer
    Title: Coordinator, Texas Heritage Online
    Organization: Texas State Library and Archives Commission
    Email: dplumer@tsl.state.tx.us
    Bio: Danielle Cunniff Plumer has been the coordinator of Texas Heritage Online for the past five years, working with libraries, archives, and museums across the state to put collections online and to develop tools to search across digital collections. She also occasionally teaches graduate-level classes in digitization, metadata, and other topics as needed for the School of Information at the Univ. of Texas at Austin. She has a Ph.D. in medieval English literature from the Univ. of California, Davis, and an M.S. in Information Studies from the Univ. of Texas at Austin. She is active in the Texas Library Association, the Texas Association of Museums, and the American Library Association, where she is a member of the Joint SAA/ALA/AAM Committee on Archives, Libraries, and Museums, among other responsibilities.

 

 

Presenters:

 

Texas Artists: Paintings, Sculpture, and Works on Paper

 

  • Name: Neil Sreenan
    Title: Imaging Technology Specialist
    Organization: Dallas Museum of Art
    Bio: Neil Sreenan is the Imaging Technology Specialist at the Dallas Museum of Art. Previous to his position at the DMA, Neil was Director of Adult and Public Programs at the Crow Collection of Asian Art. He was a Marcus Fellow at the University of North Texas, where he completed his Masters in Art Education in  2010. The general topic of his thesis project was the use of Web 2.0 technologies by museums and teachers to expand the ways in which cultural perspectives relevant to objects on display can be exchanged and understood. This topic is a part of his overall interest in educational technologies.

 

  • Name: Cindy Boeke
    Title: Digital Collections Developer
    Organization: Southern Methodist University
    Bio: Cindy Boeke is the Digital Collections Developer for Southern Methodist University’s Central University Libraries.  Since joining SMU in 2008, she has helped create 20 and transferred two digital collections for the Libraries' Digital Collections web site (http://digitalcollections.smu.edu/all/cul) and wrote the SMU CONTENTdm Guide, which describes SMU’s cataloging, file naming, and digital collection policies. She earned a Master's of Library Science in 2004 from the University of Maryland’s College of Information Studies.

 

 

Earth, Wind, and Fire: Texas Energy Resources

 

  • Name: Dixie Hoover
    Title: Site Manager, Confederate Reunion Grounds S.H.S.
    Organization: Texas Historical Commission
    Bio: Dixie Hoover currently serves as Site Manager for the Confederate Reunion Grounds State Historic Site (CRG), which is administered by the Texas Historical Commission.  Prior to joining the Texas Historical Commission, she was the History Center Supervisor at the Rupert N. Richardson Center at Hardin-Simmons University, where she contributed to a collaborative digitization project as part of the Abilene Library Consortium. Dixie obtained a BA in history and geology from McMurry University in 2002 and an MA in Museum Science from Texas Tech University in 2004, with emphases in Heritage Education and Archival Management.

 

  • Name: Lynn Whitfield
    Title: Associate Archivist, C.A.
    Organization: Texas Tech University
    Bio: Lynn Whitfield is the University Archivist of Texas Tech University, where she oversees collections ranging from the TTU athletics archives to official copies of student theses and dissertations. She also administers TTU's records management program and is active in various digitization projects as a member of the Southwest Collection / Special Collections Library staff. Lynn received her Bachelor’s Degree in Art from Mercer University in 1993, her Master’s Degree in Museum Science in 1995, and passed the national archivist’s exam in 2004 to become a Certified Archivist.

 

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