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Metadata Implementation Group

Charge, membership list, and content links for the Metadata Implementation Group (MIG)


As a committee of the University of Washington Libraries, reporting to the Director of Cataloging and Metadata Services, the Metadata Implementation Group (MIG) develops and promotes the use of metadata standards to ensure reliable resource discovery within and across digital library projects. The Group will identify appropriate metadata and coordinate consistent application of metadata across a variety of software environments and resource types.

Metadata in the UW Libraries

  • Metadata Guidelines: for people who want to mount digital collections using CONTENTdm software.
  • Data Dictionaries (a.k.a. schemas, metadata application profiles or MAPS): metadata elements, mappings to external schema, CONTENTdm database configuration properties, and data formatting instructions for various digital projects.
  • UW Digital Collections: online multimedia collections built under auspices of the University of Washington Libraries' Digital Initiatives Program.
  • UW ResearchWorks: institutional repository at UW powered by DSpace.
  • Finding Aids for Archival Collections: UW Special Collections Encoded Archival Description (EAD) finding aids, hosted by ArchivesWest.
  • Local XML Schemas: locally-created XML schemas.
  • Local Namespaces: locally-created namespaces for use with XSLT.

MIG Members