LITA- Library & Infromation Technology Association of ALA
Open Source Software Interest Group
10:30 am to Noon
Saturday June 23rd, 2007
Automating Meta Data Creation with Open Source Software:
Meta Data creation using open source tools and XML to catalogue and preserve digital objects.
Patrick Yott (website)
Brown University Library — Center for Digital Initiatives
He offered to send slides of presentation to anyone who email’s him.
(If you are like me coming from the Open Source world, not the cataloger world, check out this PPT presentation by Patrick Yott, Creating and Sustaining a Digital Collection)
Resources (presenter’s resources listed above):
MODS, MARC, and Metadata Interoperability on LITA Blog
CPAN Comprehensive Perl Archive Network – Find cool tools for perl users.
JHOVE – A java standard program for image cataloging.
Brown uses the METS standard – for Metadata bundling.
PERL Open Source programming language
Presented overview of Digital Record Meta Data standards in the Digital Library and what you should be thinking about when preserving digitized information. He then went on to describe how Brown uses METS records to capture data by using a free PERL Scripts from CPAN and other open source tools.
During Lunch or later today, I will try to create a fuller description of the presentation.
BTW: I am trapped and I DO mean trapped…here as a non Cataloger, but I am learning about other creative ways to use open source software for non”internety” purposes.