Developing Metadata Guidelines for TxHub




Duran, Albert
Long, Kara
Tomfohrde, Katie
Washington, Anne
Woodward, Nick

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Texas Digital Library


The DPLA Metadata Working Group formed in 2018 and was charged with developing a metadata application profile for the Texas aggregation hub. This group has worked closely with TDL through the development and pilot of the prototype harvester. Building on UNT’s experience with the Portal, some of the challenges that the group faces include mapping of new properties added to DPLA MAP v.5 to support International Image Interoperability Framework (IIIF), for which a clear crosswalk has not yet been defined by the community, as well as the uncertainties brought up by the recent reduction of the DPLA staffing. This poster will provide a visual introduction to the technical infrastructure of the TxHub at its current stage of development, an overview of the metadata requirements and guidelines, and a timeline for implementation and future goals. We will also provide information on how to get involved and provide community feedback on the current proposed guidelines. This will be of interest to libraries or other institutions with digital collections that are not currently visible in DPLA, or who are interested in learning more about DPLA or the TxHub.


Presented by the Houston Public Library, Baylor University, and Texas Digital Library, Poster Minute Madness, at TCDL 2019.