Dean's Innovation Grant 2017: Finding the Right Words: User-generated Description of Television News Collections
The University of North Texas Libraries’ Dean’s Innovation Grant, formerly known as the Green Light To Greatness Award, provides funding to research and projects within the UNT Libraries that promote scholarship and contribute to the gathering of knowledge that helps improve our libraries, our university, and the community.
Dean’s Innovation Grant 2017 Awardees
Laura Treat, Courtney Jacobs
Finding the Right Words: User-generated Description of Television News Collections
Growing expectation for digitized archival content means institutions must balance needs for access with quality metadata and embracing minimal description. For the NBC 5/KXAS television news collection, “minimal” description takes the form of keywords. Because employees have different areas of expertise and are not guided by a controlled vocabulary, description may reflect individual views of the material and its potential uses rather than metadata that is useful to other user groups. This project seeks to better understand and improve our processes by exploring how potential metadata creators and users create keywords for television news stories.