Metadata re-write: Moving Avalon metadata from XML to RDF

April 12th 2017 @ 12:00pm to @ 1:00pm
Hazelbaker Hall (E159)
Herman B Wells Library
1320 E 10th St
Bloomington, IN 47405
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Juliet L. Hardesty, Metadata Analyst, Digital Collections Services

The Avalon Media System is an open source system for managing and providing access to large collections of digital audio and video. The project is led by the libraries of Indiana University Bloomington and Northwestern University and is funded in part by a two-year grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

Avalon is in the process of migrating digital repositories from Fedora 3 to Fedora 4 and incorporating metadata statements using the Resource Description Framework (RDF) instead of XML files accompanying the digital objects in the repository. Julie Hardesty at Indiana University and Jen Young at Northwestern University, the metadata portion of the Avalon project team, are working on a plan to migrate descriptive metadata from MODS XML to RDF. This talk will cover the planning process to date and how this step with Avalon informs a similar migration process of IU’s digital library collections from Fedora 3 to Fedora 4.

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Spring 2017 Digital Library Brown Bag Schedule

Programs will be held from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm EST in the Herman B Wells Library in Room E159 (Hazelbaker Hall in the Scholars' Commons).

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Contact Info

Wells Library W501
1320 East Tenth Street
Indiana University
Bloomington, IN 47405
Michelle Dalmau
Michelle Dalmau - Head, Digital Collections Services, Associate Librarian
(812) 855-1261