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Recording of the Webinar on “Metadata in Museum’s Collections”

Webinar on “Metadata in Museum’s Collections” that was held on February 13, 2024, provided an in-depth exploration of the critical role of metadata and descriptions in the management of museum collections and artifacts.

The session illuminated how metadata serves as the backbone for organizing, preserving, and interpreting museum items, acting as a digital identity that encapsulates essential information such as origin, history, condition, and significance of each artifact.

The webinar covered basic definitions, what does understanding metadata in museum collections mean, what are key metadata standards for museum collections, provided examples and case studies and showcased examples of Free Open-Source Software (FOSS). The webinar discussed what is good metadata, typology of data standards exploring into detail key metadata standards for museums (Dublin Core and Europeana Data Model). Examples shared concerned AFŽ Arhiv (afzarhiv.org) ARCHIVE OF ANTIFASCIST STRUGGLE OF WOMEN OF BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA AND YUGOSLAVIA; Museum of Literature and Theatre of Bosnia and Herzegovina (Collection management vs. Digitalization): University Projects: (1) Mapping of Turbes (Muslim monumental gravesites like mausoleums) (2) Mapping of UNESCO listed nonmaterial culture in BiH (storytelling through metadata)

Fedja Kulenovic, the lecturer leading the session, brought a wealth of knowledge and experience to the discussion. As a Senior Teaching Assistant at the University of Sarajevo with over two decades of experience as a librarian/archivist, and his active involvement in several digitization projects in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kulenovic’s insights were both practical and forward-thinking. His advocacy for Free/Libre and Open Source Software (FLOSS) in libraries, archives, and museums highlighted the potential of technology to preserve and democratize access to cultural heritage.

This webinar offered valuable insights for professionals and enthusiasts alike in the fields of museums, libraries, and archives. It underscored the indispensable role of metadata in the era of digital preservation and presented actionable strategies for managing and safeguarding cultural heritage through innovative and accessible solutions.

For the recording of the webinar go to SHIFT YouTube channel.

Please fill in evaluation form until 15 March 2024 if you have taken part in the webinar to let us know your impressions.

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SHIFT project (Metamorphosis of Cultural Heritage Into Augmented Hypermedia Assets for Enhanced Accessibility and Inclusion) is funded by the European Union Horizon Europe program.

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