I never took a dedicated metadata class, because frankly a dedicated course sounded like sheer torture to me. Now however, I love it and I wish I had taken that course. Much like those days dedication to verb conjugation practice in Latin and German in high school and college respectively, I love metadata, I love naming organizing and naming stuff appropriately, and don’t even get me started on taxonomies. But wait, can I also tell you how much I love conjugating verbs (and declension) in Latin and German? I still get giddy at the thought. That might be another post, tagged “dork”, of course.
Anyway, today I found this resource that is a site (maybe a companion site?) for the textbook Metadata written by Marcia Zeng and Jian Qin. I think this book was/is used for many metadata courses. Anyway, it has the text as well as tutorials covering EAD, Dublin Core, MARC etc. It looks really useful. Click here to explore.
I know I’m excited to go through and practice!