Metadata provision and standards development at the Collaborative Digitization Program (CDP): A History

  • Christopher Cronin University of Colorado at Boulder
Keywords: Metadata, Standards Development, Cultural Heritage Institutions, Collaborative Digitization Program (CDP)

Abstract

What began in 1998 as the Colorado Digitization Project is now known as the Collaborative Digitization Program (CDP), or CDP@BCR. The CDP’s Heritage West database represents not only the primary product of the organization, but also one of the oldest continuously-operating collaborative repositories of cultural heritage metadata in the country. As a basis for the author’s forthcoming quantitative and qualitative analysis of Dublin Core metadata in Heritage West, the following article offers a history of how the CDP has, over time, organized and managed the metadata provision for its digitization projects.

Author Biography

Christopher Cronin, University of Colorado at Boulder
Head of Digital Resources Cataloging Cataloging & Metadata Services Department
Published
2008-04-10
How to Cite
Cronin, C. (2008). Metadata provision and standards development at the Collaborative Digitization Program (CDP): A History. First Monday, 13(5). https://doi.org/10.5210/fm.v13i5.2085
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Articles