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1 Now What? Bruce Godfrey University of Idaho Library INSIDE Idaho

2 Where to Begin? F “How To” Guide to Metadata Implementation –http://rat.lic.wisc.edu/metadata/metaprim.htm u Metadata: What is it and Why is it Important? u Get Acquainted with the CSDGM u Where Does One Begin? u Select the Proper Metadata Tool u Start Out Simple u Other Metadata Issues

3 Where to Begin? F Metadata - What it is F Metadata - Why it is important –beneficial/useful u Management u Distribution u “Insurance”

4 Where to Begin? F Familiarize yourself with the CSDGM –The CSDGM Version 2 u –Graphical Representation of the CSDGM u –Metadata Workbook Version 2 u

5 Where to Begin? F Take a look at your data –Inventory data sets –Prioritize data sets –Look at examples u collect metadata at varying levels of detail u examining how other agencies have documented their data holdings may provide insight into the most appropriate strategy for your agency

6 Where to Begin? F Select a tool –http://www.fgdc.gov/metadata/toollist/metatool.html u Approach to creation/management u Price u Platform F Start out simple –install the tool –use the tool -- create a metadata record –test compliance with the content standards (Mp)

7 Where to Begin? F Determine what to do with the metadata –bundle with the data –print a catalog –setup a in-house electronic data warehouse –contribute to an established NSDI Clearinghouse F Metadata maintenance schedule –agency may choose to review its metadata periodically to determine if it warrants update


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