Digital Projects Toolkit Part 4: Metadata is the fourth in a series of five short courses introducing the basics of cultural heritage digitization projects. This section features an introduction to metadata schemas, tips for describing historical materials, a basic metadata template and sample metadata for common types of items.
This series was created by Recollection Wisconsin to help public library systems provide basic digitization education and support to their members. Course development was funded by the Wisconsin Public Library Consortium (WPLC). Support for Recollection Wisconsin is provided in part by a Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) grant administered by the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS).