Using Open Refine to create XML Records for Wikimedia Batch Upload Tool

We do quite a bit of uploading of our British Library digitised collections to Wikimedia Commons and using their GLAMwiki Toolset allows us to fashion our metadata up front so it is consistent, and upload files in bulk by collection. This bulk uploader utility requires metadata to be in a flat-XML file. There is actually…

Implementing a Collaborative Workflow for Metadata Analysis, Quality Improvement, and Mapping

Implementing a Collaborative Workflow for Metadata Analysis, Quality Improvement, and Mapping The University of North Texas (UNT) and the Oklahoma Historical Society (OHS) are collaborating to digitize, process, and make publicly available more than one million photographs from the Oklahoma Publishing Company’s historic photo archive. The project, started in 2013, is expected to span a…

Converting Spreadsheets into MODSXML using Open Refine

Blog post written by the Digital Scholarship Unit, University of Toronto Scarborough Library Lately we’ve been trying to come up with a better way to create metadata for batch ingestion into Islandora. We often work with faculty and other people outside of the unit to create metadata for the various digital scholarship projects that we steward.…