“Metadata is a love note to the future” — Jason Scott quote for this track.
Kenn Bicknell, metro transportation authority, LA
longitude problem in 18th c was a crowdsourcing project. National Geo. asked for help finding Genghis Khan’s tomb.
Identification, transcription, mapping, user generated content.
UK museum of design in plastics asking for help identifying things. Dedicated users get prizes. Auto comparison of data from different users.
Smithsonian and National Archives asking for help with Freedmen’s Bureau records.
Oregon State U. is asking for help transcribing letters from the early days of the Atomic age.
National Archives has several projects.
New goals without old limits. Engaging users.
Make sure to see what’s out there, software options. Start small.
Lauren Magnuson and Mary Wahl, CSU Northridge
moving from ContentDM to Fedora.
Fedora repositories are not for humans.
Object containers can have metadata and a binary file.
Can export in CSV, XML, OAI-DC from ContentDM.
Some changes in how data is stored from Fedora 3 to 4.
Updated to add links to slides and projects.