Metadata

I greatly enjoy my time working with metadata. When I tell people I work with metadata, they quickly ask me, "What exactly is metadata?" In order to make collections of materials more accessible to the public, the Library works to digitize and publish them online. As a CLIR CCEPS Fellow, I help with the creation of descriptive metadata for these electronic documents. It's an enormous project with lots of people working on different tasks. It gives me a great chance to get immersed in a piece of California history and to help make this information more readily available to researchers and other users.