Paper 10

2018 Washington conference submission

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Packing light: Building the Bodleian's metadata block

Emma Stanford - Bodleian Libraries (United Kingdom)

Abstract: Following the example of the British Library and Cambridge University Library, the Bodleian Libraries in Oxford have created a new template for the descriptive metadata block in our manifests, aiming to find a formula that reflects the spirit of the Presentation API, suits our existing metadata, and harmonizes with our peer institutions' manifests. In this lightning talk I'll give a brief overview of our new template and discuss some of the challenges we've faced in getting it to work across a wide range of genres, projects and eras of digitization.

Presentation type: 7 minute lightning talk to be given in a plenary session


  • IIIF synergies with regional and national ongoing digital libraries, museums and archives initiatives,
  • Discovery of IIIF resources


  • metadata,
  • Presentation API,
  • manifests,
  • collaboration