Reducing Metadata Errors in an IR with Distributed Submission Privileges

Colleen Lyon, Melanie Cofield & Gilbert Borrego
The distributed nature of many repositories means that standardizing metadata input is very difficult. At the University of Texas at Austin, there are over 50 people who have permission to upload content to the UT Digital Repository (UTDR). Out of that 50, there are two full-time staff members who have management responsibilities for the repository. The limited number of staff responsible for managing UTDR means that frequent metadata clean-up isn’t possible. We’ve instituted an approach...
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