Modernist Networks Workshop

modnets workshop

Modernist Networks metadata workshop, 8-17-2013

Modernist Networks (ModNets), the federation of digital projects in modernist literary and cultural studies directed by Pamela Caughie and David Chinitz of Loyola’s English Department, held a workshop at the CTSDH on August 17, 2013, supported by an NEH Startup Grant, to discuss the metadata issues essential to aggregating digital modernist projects. Project managers, metadata analysts, and representatives of both ModNets and its umbrella organization, ARC, came from as far as Belgium, Nova Scotia, Texas, Massachusetts, Oklahoma, and even Australia to attend. By generating sample metadata documents derived from existing projects, the group identified relevant issues in the current ARC metadata standard and mapped its next steps in developing a functional ModNets infrastructure.