Conference Paper: “Taming the World “Wild” Web with Metadata for Everyone”
The following paper will be presented this August at the IFLA World Library and Information Congress (WLIC 2015) in Cape Town, South Africa.
Taming the World “Wild” Web with Metadata for Everyone
Library of Congress
IFLA Library Web Site
Librarians create files that are uploaded on their library websites with little or no metadata which makes the content hard for search engines to find and for patrons with visual challenges using screen readers. This is particularly difficult as projects are underway to convert these files to new formats or just add them to digital archives. Many librarians believe that only a high-tech computer specialist could create and preserve web files with metadata. With the amount of work and lack of resources everyone needs to be involved! This presentation will demonstrate how everyone can add metadata quickly and easily to MS Word, PowerPoint, PDFs and basic webpages, as well as discuss how to set up guidelines for the best practices for accessibility.
Direct to Full Text Paper (7 pages; PDF)
About Gary Price
Gary Price (firstname.lastname@example.org) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. He earned his MLIS degree from Wayne State University in Detroit. Price has won several awards including the SLA Innovations in Technology Award and Alumnus of the Year from the Wayne St. University Library and Information Science Program. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com.