Challenges of Mapping Digital Collections Metadata to Working with CONTENTdm

  • Patricia LampronEmail author
  • Jeff Mixter
  • Myung-Ja K. Han
Conference paper
Part of the Communications in Computer and Information Science book series (CCIS, volume 672)


As digitized materials stored in content management systems become more prominent as a mode of resource access, the library community is experimenting with linked data to make these collections available in new ways. Applying semantics to curated digital collections allows for enhanced search engine discovery, as well as the dissemination of metadata in ways that can connect resources across the internet. This paper shares the challenges encountered when mapping unique digital collections metadata to semantics, and lessons learned from experimentation on CONTENTdm collections metadata at both the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana Library and OCLC.


Linked data Digital collections Metadata Contentdm 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Patricia Lampron
    • 1
    Email author
  • Jeff Mixter
    • 2
  • Myung-Ja K. Han
    • 1
  1. 1.University LibraryUniversity of Illinois at Urbana-ChampaignUrbanaUSA
  2. 2.OCLC Membership & Research at OCLCDublinUSA

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