Using Metadata for Collection Management

Speaker Kara Van Malssen
Kara Van Malssen focuses on helping organizations develop effective lifecycle management strategies to support long-term access and innovative use of audiovisual content. She specializes in digital asset management, metadata modeling and standards implementation, digital repository development, and disaster preparedness. her past and continuing consultancies include organizations such as the Museum ...

Kara Van Malssen focuses on helping organizations develop effective lifecycle management strategies to support long-term access and innovative use of audiovisual content. She specializes in digital asset management, metadata modeling and standards implementation, digital repository development, and disaster preparedness. her past and continuing consultancies include organizations such as the Museum of Modern Art, NPR, and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. Never one to sit still, Kara is active internationally as a trainer with ICCROM's Safeguarding Sound and Image Collections (SOIMA) initiative, for which she has taught in Brazil and India, and NYU's Audiovisual Preservation Exchange (APEX) program, which has taken her on numerous visits to Ghana to conduct workshops. She is also co-chair of the Association of moving Image Archivists' International Outreach Committee. Kara holds an MA in Moving Image Archiving and Preservation from New York University.

Full Description

Metadata has a number of practical applications beyond search and retrieval.  When dealing with legacy and digital audiovisual materials, the array of technical, relational, administrative, rights, and preservation related metadata fields present a great deal of utility in the management, distribution, and monitoring of materials.  This workshop offers training and tips in the capture and use of metadata for managing audiovisual collections, including the requirements one must address when selecting schemas, maintaining quality and authenticity through reformatting and long-term storage, planning and implementing preservation efforts, and low-cost utilities available for working with metadata embedded in files.

Who should attend: 
Archivists, librarians, and collection managers who work with audiovisual and file-based collections.  This workshop is designed to instruct in the practical application of metadata and is not an introduction to general concepts or an overview of standards.


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When?

Fri, Nov. 16, 2012
10 a.m. - 4 p.m. US/Eastern

How Much?

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Where?

METRO Training Center
57 East 11th Street, 4th Floor
New York, NY 10003
United States