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Metadata Capature and Geospatial Records
  DOI :  10.2352/issn.2168-3204.2011.8.1.art00030  Published OnlineJanuary 2011

When the electronic records that you are trying to preserve are unique, complex, and storage-hungry, they will quickly put an institution's feet to the fire to come up with solutions. This has been the case for Utah, North Carolina, and Kentucky as we have tried to grapple with the needs and requirements of geospatial records in the grant-sponsored GeoMAPP project ( Much of what we have learned while studying geospatial records can be broadly applied to other types of electronic records. For instance, digitized images of the earth will have similar preservation requirements as documents that have been scanned, but with the added metadata needed to make sense of geospatial imagery. Geospatial data in the form of shapefiles or geodatabases also come with their own descriptive metadata, which must be captured along with the technical metadata, and reused for purposes of access and preservation. This session will focus on the nature of this metadata and the commonalities found with other types of electronic records, while we share the specific strategies and tools that we are developing. One such tool is an application created by the Utah State Archives, called the APPX-based Archives Enterprise Manager (AXAEM). This platform and database-independent open-source software is used to manage the entire workflow of the archives, and recent development has added the ability to ingest metadata of various types into the system and link it to the bibliographic data of series. A demonstration of this tool will be given.

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Elizabeth Perkes, Lisa Speaker, "Metadata Capature and Geospatial Recordsin Proc. IS&T Archiving 2011,  2011,  pp 125 - 130,

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