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The Digital Projects & Preservation Department and the Discovery Enhancement Department, each within the Technical Services Division of the Thomas G. Carpenter Library, have collaborated to ensure that metadata is embedded in image-based collections in the institutional repository. Our initial project is nearly complete and now we have begun a second. The first project utilized freeware so that staff members in Discovery Enhancement, who did not have access to the Adobe Suite, could embed metadata and geographic coordinates. Now that a campus-wide agreement has provided access to Adobe Photoshop Lightroom, members of the team can apply metadata using presets and keyword sets based on a data dictionary. The collaboration has allowed more content to be posted to the institutional repository and harnessed existing skill-sets in new ways.


Presented at the ACRL Image Resources Interest Group meeting at the American Library Association 2016 Annual Conference & Exhibition in Orlando, FL, June 25, 2016.