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Libraries are at the forefront of creating rich quality metadata to ensure a future where communities access, learn, and understand their shared histories. The Metadata and Monographic Resources Team (MMRT) is tasked with describing and providing access points to Clemson Libraries’ Digital Collections. Consisting of digitized historic materials from Special Collections and Archives, Digital Collections provides a globally accessible avenue for our communities to explore Clemson’s past. Metadata decisions made by MMRT affect how community members discover, access, and use these materials. This poster covers metadata challenges and decisions we made to improve access to one digital collection, Clemson University Historical Images.


This poster was presented by Clemson Libraries’ Metadata and Monographic Resources Team at the 2018 South Carolina Library Association and Southeastern Library Association Joint Conference in Greenville, SC held October 31 to November 2, 2018.