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1. Involving more staff in metadata creation activities
2. Making good decisions in a rapidly changing environment in which there are often no existing models to use for
inspiration
3. Ensuring the metadata needed for the long-term preservation of digital objects is recorded and stored
1. Keeping multiple databases of redundant data in sync.
2. Keeping the MARC based metadata creation for electronic objects up-to-date
3. Consortial Quality Control
1. Lack of faculty or other position dedicated to metadata creation and coordination
2. Lack of adequate faculty time to manually quality control and enhance metadata
3. Lack of faculty or other expertise needed to automate some metadata formatting
1. Lack of staff time and technical resources
1. Loss of granularity going from MARC to Dublin Core
2. DigiTool’s limitation for supporting multiple schema
3. Incorporating new work into existing staff positions and skills
1. Organizational change to include metadata cataloguing position
2. Resources to support and fund position
3. Difficulty of integrating digital resources into all resources (interoperability)
1. Resources for training, staffing, etc.
2. Identifying metadata standards for diverse collections & creating local templates
3. Cross-walking metadata from one schema to another and from one system to another
1. Training new personnel
2. Retaining personnel once trained
3. Opportunities to digitize content always outpaces the ability to generate metadata for digitized objects
1. Training
2. Workflow/bottlenecks
3. Software changes/problems
1.) Maintaining currency of metadata under vocabulary control ... as controlled vocabularies continue to grow and evolve
(esp. a problem with LCSH). More generally, maintaining compliance and currency with respect to standards.
2.) Preservation of the metadata along with the digital object/image itself and maintenance of persistent and long term
access to the digital object/image. (Digital archiving)
3.) Generally, coordination (and the attendant cooperation required)for the many disparate functions necessary for successful
implementation of a digital library program. (Metadata is, of course, a large component a successful program).
1.Server space/storage for all the metadata that we are creating
2.Public interface to enable searching or integration of different types of resources
3.Sustainability of locally created solutions to serving up metadata
a. Coordinating the content of all the silos on all 10 UC campuses, so users can search across the entire information space
b. Implementing consistent metadata standards and tools across the UC system
c. The scalability of our efforts
Additional new metadata librarians, or resources for training existing personnel
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