MIT Libraries Offer Metadata Support
Government-funded grants increasingly require investigators to electronically preserve and share research results. Providing quality metadata that organizes and describes research results can be essential to increasing the likelihood of securing funding and satisfying grant requirements.
MIT now offers an on-campus solution for metadata design and production. The MIT Libraries' Metadata Service unit (libraries.mit.edu/metadata) provides a full range of support for digital production projects, including large grant-funded projects and individual faculty initiatives .
Metadata Services can help prepare your research for deposit in open-access archives and institutional repositories, like PubMed and DSpace.
Metadata Services and the MIT community
Metadata Services is already playing an important role in several MIT educational technology initiatives. Their work leverages metadata to make MIT's digital resources easier to find, use, and share.
For MIT OpenCourseWare, Metadata Services provides metadata design and production services to share educational resources used in MIT classrooms with the world. Metadata Services plays an integral part in the design of DSpace metadata and can offer expertise in preparing systems for integration with the institutional repository.
Metadata Services is also involved in ongoing projects with:
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Investigators in the process of writing grant proposals can contact Metadata Services to find out more about metadata solutions for dissemination requirements. The unit provides an affordable fee-based service for the MIT community on the basis of requests from faculty, students, or researchers.
Metadata Services offers:
Strategies to increase access to your research
Consultation and project planning
Development and implementation of metadata schemes and standards
Instruction programs that teach metadata creation and use
Expert, cost-effective metadata production services.