Achieving and maintaining metadata quality: Toward a sustainable workflow for the IDEALS institutional repository

Ayla Stein, Kelly J. Applegate, Seth Robbins

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This article documents the steps taken to assess metadata errors within the IDEALS repository. It describes the workflows established to create accurate and consistent metadata, focusing especially on the batch ingest and retroactive metadata remediation processes. It also seeks to address theoretical issues surrounding the concept of metadata quality.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)644-666
Number of pages23
JournalCataloging and Classification Quarterly
Issue number7-8
StatePublished - Nov 17 2017


  • DSpace
  • Institutional repositories
  • Metadata
  • Metadata quality
  • Metadata quality assurance
  • Metadata remediation
  • Openrefine
  • Workflows

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Library and Information Sciences

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