Invited Talk 5: How Metadata Can Reduce Digital Waste

Starts at
Tue, Nov 7, 2023, 16:00 South Korea Time
( 07 Nov 23 07:00 UTC )
Finishes at
Tue, Nov 7, 2023, 17:00 South Korea Time
( 07 Nov 23 08:00 UTC )
Room 209
Gema Bueno de la Fuente


  • Gema Bueno de la Fuente

    University of Zaragoza

    Gema Bueno de la Fuente has a PhD. in Information Science from the Carlos III University of Madrid (2010), a bachelor’s degree in Information Science from the UC3M (2003) with a National Award, and a bachelor’s degree in Library and Information Science from the University of Zaragoza (2001). Currently, she is Hired Lecturer at the Department of Documentation Sciences and History of Science at the University of Zaragoza. Previously, she has been a Civil servant of Cultural Heritage at the Public Library of Zaragoza, a member of the Department of Library and Information Science at the Carlos III University, and EU Projects Officer at the European Association of Research Libraries (LIBER) based in The Hague (2015-16). She has teaching experience since 2005, in different official bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees, as well as in many courses aimed at libraries and archives professionals in Spain and Latin America. Her interests include Open Science, Digital libraries, Digital Preservation, Metadata, Knowledge Organization, Semantic Web Standards, and Linked Open Data.


How metadata can reduce digital waste

Data waste is growing at phenomenal rates. Good metadata helps reduce data waste. Firstly, it can help identify potential duplication and overlap during the data creation process. Secondly, as part of data maintenance, it can help identify the data that needs to be archived (thus reducing energy) and that data that can be deleted. (90% of data stored is not used.)

  • Gerry McGovern

    Gerry has published eight books on digital content and data. His latest, World Wide Waste, examines the impact data waste and e-waste are having on the environment and what to do about it. He developed Top Tasks, a research method used by hundreds of organizations to help identify what truly matters. The Irish Times has described Gerry as one of five visionaries who have had a major impact on the development of the Web.