Repository Metadata: Challenges of Interoperability

This session gives an overview some of the specific challenges in repository metadata including working with both user submitted data and automated processes. The presentation covers how repository data may be searched and repurposed and the fields that are needed for interoperability to work most effectively. Some relevant metadata schemes are discussed. The speaker offers suggestions for ways to look at data from a variety of perspectives to ensure that it meets the organization’s most critical needs.

Who Should Attend

Anyone with an interest in institutional repositories and the significance of metadata will find this webinar of interest.


Wendy Robertson is Digital Resources Librarian at the The University of Iowa Libraries. She is responsible for helping to expand support of electronic scholarship and e-publishing, including supporting locally published e-journals and managing the institutional repository. Robertson performs data analysis on digital collections related to batch loading, migrating from one system to another, and aggregating with other information resources.

Wendy received a B.A. in History from Grinnell College in 1988, and an M.L.I.S. from The University of Iowa in 1992. She has worked at The University of Iowa Libraries since 1988. Her previous work positions include Electronic Resources Systems Librarian in Enterprise Applications, Electronic Resources Management Unit Head, Serials Cataloger and Supervisor in Technical Services.


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