18 · SPEC Kit 298
Background
1. Is your library creating metadata for digital objects at your institution? N=68
Yes 67 99%
No 1 1%
2. In what year did your library first begin creating metadata for digital objects? N=66
Began Creating Metadata
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1989 1990 1992 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2007
3. Who is responsible for creating metadata for your institution’s digital objects? Check all that
apply. N=68
Cataloger 59 87%
Archivist 49 72%
Support staff 45 66%
Content creator 42 62%
Metadata librarian/specialist 40 59%
Student workers 39 57%
Project partners outside the library 35 52%
Subject librarian/specialist 33 49%
Database librarian 20 29%
Vendors 20 29%
Programmer 17 25%
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