Metadata Reuse Workflows and Methods for DSpace Repositories

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The Ohio State University
metadata reuse; metadata workflows; metadata manipulation; DSpace
DSpace User Group

This presentation describes tools, methodologies, and digital project use cases for the manipulation and automated reuse of existing metadata. The presentation will focus on repurposing metadata for batch loading into an institutional repository and will include methods for reusing MARC catalog metadata, embedded image metadata, EAD finding aid metadata, and printed text metadata. Tools and methods discussed will include XSLT, MarcEdit, ExifTool, XML tools and editors, CSV editors, text editors, and regular expressions. As part of the metadata repurposing workflows, an overview of two methods (Perl scripts and the Simple Archive Format Packager Java tool developed at Ohio State) of building the simple archive format for DSpace item importing will also be included.