Month: March 2021


Introduction to Metadata

Introduction to Metadata

Date: March 19, 2021,  1-3 p.m.

Instructor: Nicole Penney (Archivist with MUN’s Folklore and Language Archive)

Location: Virtual via Zoom Pro (link provided upon registration

Duration: 2 hours

Cost: $20  payable by cheque or e-transfer


Metadata is data about data. It makes finding and working with data easier, allowing the user to sort or locate specific documents stored on hard drives and flash drives. The creation of metadata is one of the most important aspects of digital management. It allows an item (jpeg, PDF or MP3) to be located on a digital database. Metadata provides contextual information to help researchers decide whether a resource meets their needs.

During this introductory level workshop we’ll explore what exactly metadata is and how it can be used to manage digital archival collections. This workshop will also provide each attendee with the knowledge and resources to compile metadata sets for their digital files. 

For more information or to register, email the ANLA office.  

Registration closes on March  16.