AILLA's Island Move: Metadata Documentation

Jennifer Allen · LinkedIn · E-Portfolio

Professional Experience Project · Spring 2017
Supervisor: Dr. Susan Smythe Kung at The Archive of the Indigenous Languages of Latin America

Archives & Museums
Technology

ABSTRACT

The Archive of the Indigenous Languages of Latin America (AILLA) migrated from a home-grown legacy digital repository system to an Islandora digital repository; this move involved extensive restructuring of the descriptive, administrative, and technical metadata for collections and media files. The project developed a plan for and created user-friendly and sustainable metadata documentation for AILLA staff and depositors. A holistic documentation plan and model guidelines and tutorials contribute to efficiencies in AILLA maintenance, facilitate increased usage of the repository, and serve as a model for other repositories in the local and disciplinary landscape.

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