Metadata for Digital Collections


Metadata is key for users to discover and understand digital collections. In this session, participants will learn about metadata standards and best practices.

Presenter Kristen Newby (Ohio History Connection) will define what fields to use, what information to include, and how it should be formatted.

This session will also cover the importance of consistent metadata, especially when considering sharing your collections through tools like the Digital Public Library of America. 

Attendees to this session will have the opportunity to:

  • Explore metadata standards commonly used for digital collections.
  • Learn about best practices for creating consistent metadata.

Discuss considerations for how to share information about your collection to increase access and usage


  • OhioNET members can register at no cost using the button above.

August 10th, 2021 2:30 PM through  4:00 PM
Phone: 1-800-686-8975
Event Fee(s)
Event Fee(s)
OhioNET members $ 0.00
Non-members $ 100.00
Webinar Event
Webinar Key 4981640210247644940
Archived Webinar Link
Event Details
Presenter Name Kristen Newby (Ohio History Connection)
Presenter Background

Kristen is a digital projects coordinator at the Ohio History Connection, where she works closely with the Ohio Memory team to make Ohio’s rich archival collections available to the public. Metadata creation and remediation are essential and ongoing parts of this work. When not working on metadata, she enjoys watching movies, hiking, and eating pizza.

Training Track Preservation & Access
Who Should Attend Library staff who work with digital collections (or are planning to) and anyone with an interest in this topic.
CE Contact Hours 1.5