Collaborating for metadata creation on digital projects: using Google Forms and Sheets Journal Article uri icon



  • ; Purpose; Working with faculty and staff to create digital projects requires a complex group of skills and activities. Potential collaborators often jump to the end vision without fully grasping the need for proper description and metadata.; ; ; Design/methodology/approach; On-the-job experiences. Contextual inquiry.; ; ; Findings; Using Google Forms and Sheets is perceived of as neutral and less frightening than working in a platform that will be the home of the project or using other proprietary productivity software.; ; ; Social implications; Digital scholars gradually come to understand the stakes of early decisions in metadata creation (such as file naming conventions and controlled vocabulary) and how that affects database structures, record display, keyword searching and long-term curation.; ; ; Originality/value; The authors did not find any other publications addressing using Google Apps for creating metadata.;

publication date

  • October 2, 2017

has restriction

  • closed

Date in CU Experts

  • September 9, 2020 10:18 AM

Full Author List

  • Knight RC; Rodrigues E; Ciota R

author count

  • 3

Other Profiles

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0741-9058

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 20

end page

  • 23


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