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Webinar: Metadata Anonymous!

Ever want to know what PA Digital’s Metadata Team is really up to when they review collection records? Have any metadata questions so shocking you wouldn’t even ask your own grandmother? Are you convinced that your institution’s metadata is “not good enough”, without realizing that most institutions encounter the same exact issues as you? Experience recurring nightmares about date standardization? Bring your true metadata confessions to this light-hearted but highly informative webinar.

Metadata Anonymous will give current and future contributors to PA Digital a chance to see an actual metadata review live online through utilizing our aggregator tool ( and the free open-source software OpenRefine. We will review metadata from a real institutional collection (from Temple University) and assess metadata quality. We will also show the typical metadata issues we have been encountering in PA collections so far.

This fun and engaging webinar will empower attendees to improve their own metadata quality for ingest into the DPLA, another digital aggregation platform, or their own local repositories.

Save the date and join us on Wednesday, August 23rd from 1-2:30 PM. Look for a registration link on our website ( where we will post it as well. [Event page is located here].

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