Enhancing Metadata though Standardization and Validation: Practical Application at the University of Kansas Libraries

Erin Wolfe

Abstract


The Digital Initiatives department at the University of Kansas Libraries is in the process of migrating digital collections and assets to a locally hosted instance of Islandora to serve as our primary digital repository. As a key part of this process, we are taking the opportunity to clean up, standardize, enhance through linked data, and validate our metadata records prior to ingest in this new system. Using a variety of open tools, we have developed a systematic and replicable method to create uniform metadata records that conform to our in-house guidelines and requirements.