Metadata Group

Purpose Statement

The ESDN Metadata Group works to enhance overall metadata quality and shareability in New York State cultural heritage organizations. The group explores issues related to metadata creation and enhancement in aggregated environments and promotes best practices for creating shareable metadata, especially in the context of ESDN and DPLA. In collaboration with the ESLN councils and the ESDN Outreach Group, the Metadata Group identifies and organizes educational and training opportunities for metadata professionals in the state. The group develops tools, workshops, webinars, hackathons, or other educational opportunities that help cultural heritage organizations share metadata beyond their local context.


Staff Liaison: Chris Stanton, ESDN Metadata Specialist

Joanna Dipasquale, Digital Initiatives Librarian, Vassar College Libraries

Laura Evans, Metadata and Cataloging Librarian, Binghamton University Libraries

Katie Jezik, Assistant Professor, Cataloging/Systems Librarian, Hudson Valley Community College, Dwight Marvin Library

Dacia Metes, Metadata Catalog Librarian, Queens Public Library

Amy Miller, Assistant Librarian, Buffalo History Museum

Laura Osterhout, Member Services Librarian, Rochester Regional Library Council

Best Practices and Guidelines

ESDN Metadata Best Practices and Guidelines (direct link to PDF version of guidelines available here)


Meeting minutes and notes are available on the Documentation page. Minutes and notes from October 22, 2015 to present are available directly in our shared Google folder.