Tutorial 3: Metadata Maker

Starts at
Thu, Nov 9, 2023, 11:00 South Korea Time
( 09 Nov 23 02:00 UTC )
Finishes at
Thu, Nov 9, 2023, 12:30 South Korea Time
( 09 Nov 23 03:30 UTC )
Room 209
Inkyung Choi

Libraries are exploring ways to create library catalog records as linked data to enhance the discovery of library collections on the web. Currently, there are several linked data editors available for creating library data in either MARC or BibFrame, an ontology developed specifically for describing library resources. These editors mainly use the BibFrame ontology and their structure, which may require some level of training for users who wish to utilize the tool.

The Metadata Maker presents an alternative solution, providing the possibility to create (meta)data in various formats, including linked data (BibFrame) using an editor with a simple design and easily understandable labels. This approach minimizes the training required to use the tool effectively. This tutorial will cover the history of the Metadata Maker, its design considerations, and how it has evolved to support the creation of (meta)data for nine different resource formats. Additionally, it will introduce the backend structure, which can be easily modified to meet specific local needs. Finally, the tutorial will discuss possible workflows for creating and enhancing new library data, as well as mechanisms for sharing this data with others.

Target audience – cataloging and metadata librarians, system developers who are interested in designing a metadata editor.

Expected learning outcomes – audiences will gain understanding of design considerations for creating a new metadata editor, and how metadata can be created in multiple formats and standards by using transformations in the system.

Tutorial style – lecture & demonstration

Any prior knowledge required – No. However, basic understanding and familiarity of library bibliographic standards would be helpful.

Whether participants must (or should) bring laptops or install software beforehand – no, but having a laptop to test the tool will be helpful.


  • Inkyung Choi


    Inkyung Choi is an associate research scientist for the OCLC Research with a focus on data science and metadata research, and community engagement on next generation cataloging practices. She has developed and taught courses in a field of Information Organization and Knowledge Organization including topics such as cataloguing, linked data processing, and taxonomy/thesaurus construction during her time as a Teaching assistant professor at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. She earned her PhD in Information science from University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and her MLIS from Syracuse University.


  • Myung-Ja (MJ) Han

    University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

    Myung-Ja (MJ) K. Han is the Berthold Family Professor/Metadata Librarian at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Her research interests include interoperability of metadata, relationships between collection description and item-level metadata, issues on bibliographic control in the digital library environment, and semantic web and linked data.

  • Greta Heng

    San Diego State University

    Greta Heng is Cataloging and Metadata Strategies Librarian at San Diego State University. Her research interests include linked open data, semantic web, identity management, and information search behavior.

  • Patricia Lampron

    University of California Irvine

    Patricia Lampron is a Cataloging and Metadata Librarian at the University of California, Irvine. Her research interests include linked data and the semantic web, as well as DEIA efforts and practices in cataloging and library metadata.