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Speaker Why Metadata Matters

TitleWhy Metadata Matters: An insight into Digital Preservation and Discovery

When: Wednesday 12 Oct, 12:00-13:00
Where: Clinton Auditorium, University College Dublin

This talk will provide a brief introduction to metadata, with particular attention to its importance in digital preservation. This introductory lecture will explain the role metadata plays in search, information discovery and retrieval, and touch on the Dublin Core Metadata standard, as well as the importance of controlled vocabularies. 

Dr. Natalie Harrower
Director of the Digital Repository of Ireland 
Dr. Natalie Harrower is the Director of the Digital Repository of Ireland, a national trusted digital repository for Ireland's social science and humanities data. She is the principal investigator on number of projects, including Inspiring Ireland (the DRI's award-winning digital cultural heritage platform), the Digital Arts and Humanities PhD programme, and "Lifelines: Weaving the Strands of Social Progress in Ireland," an Active Curation Grant with the Atlantic Philanthropies Archives. Dr. Harrower is a member of the OECD expert group on Sustainable Business Models for Data Repositories. Prior to her work at DRI, she was a lecturer in film, theatre, and Irish studies.
There is limited space, and priority is given to IS10020 students.

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