Online Short-Seminar: Metadata Matters


Friday, May 8, 2020, 12:00pm to 12:30pm


Countway ONLINE

To ensure that you understand your own data and to enable others to find, use and properly cite your data, it helps to add ‘documentation’ or ‘metadata’ (data about data) to the documents and datasets you create. 

This virtual session will explore the critical role documentation plays in data management and how you can ensure good documentation throughout your research.

Learning Objectives:

  • Define metadata and common types of documentation
  • Learn best practices for capturing and creating metadata
  • Understand why documenting your research is important
  • Find out who to contact for assistance

Instructor: Meghan Kerr, Longwood Medical Area Records Manager/Archivist, Center for the History of Medicine

Contact: Julie Goldman, Research Data Services, Countway Library,

Please register below to receive the Zoom webinar instructions.