Wednesday, October 13, 2010

coming up

Starting this Saturday, October 16, I will be taking part in a LIS class offered by SCSU which will involve creating digital archives related to 9/11. We will be using an open-source program called Omeka, which was developed at GMU in 2008 for the purposes of archiving, with a focus on display. This blog will be solely dedicated to that project for the duration of the class.

Because I'm a geek, I was looking into the software we'll be using. It is, according to Wikipedia, written in PHP with a MySQL back end, and it uses an unqualified Dublin Core metadata standard. I looked further into Dublin Core, and saw that
Metadata records based on Dublin Core are intended to be used for cross-domain information resource description and have become standard in the fields of library science and computer science.

Computer science and library science? How perfect is that for me?!? I am really looking forward to this project - I hope it's as interesting as it sounds.

1 comment:

  1. I am SOOOO sitting next to you in class!!!!

    Seriously, I can do display all day long, but you have the SQL in the bag, don't you? I looked into the Dublin Core after we touched on it in Cataloging, and that's serious metadata baby. This does look to be pretty cool, I hope too.