Metadata is defined as "data about data." It describes and provides context to the interviews and promotes accessibility and discoverability of content on digital platforms and the larger web.
For this project, there are three types of metadata:
Descriptive Metadata: may include elements such as title, author, date, description, interviewer, and interviewee, location and keywords. Descriptive metadata provides context, and supports access and discoverability of content within larger discovery platforms.
Rights Metadata: includes information relating to how the digital file can be use, reproduced or published. Rights metadata may include information relating to copyright or statute-based restrictions, restrictions imposed by institutional policies and guidelines, as well as other conditions governing use.
Technical Metadata: includes the technical attributes of any digital asset which help archivists manage born-digital content over time. Technical metadata may include information on the hardware and/or software used to create the asset, format and technical specifications of the file, as well as information pertaining to the structural and preservation integrity of a digital object.
Download the template as an excel spreadsheet.
Complete all highlighted fields.
Use the following naming convention:
|Field Name||Example Data|
|Title||Interview with Jane Smith|
|Location/Sublocation||University of Notre Dame, Legends of Notre Dame|
|Format||Video and Audio|
|Subject Keywords||Detroit | Midtown | Gentrification | Microagressions | Transracial Adoption|
|Description||Jane Smith, a Notre Dame student, speaks with Max Mustermann about her upbringing in Detroit and transition to hall life on campus. This interview is part of With Voices True, the Klau Center Archive on Race at the University of Notre Dame. Interviews were conducted by students from the John W. Gallivan Program in Journalism, Ethics, and Democracy.|
|Description Writer||Mustermann, Max|
|Biographical Note 1||...|
|Biographical Source 1||Mustermann, Max|
|Biographical Note 2||...|
|Biographical Source 2||Mustermann, Max|