Matthew P Carruthers

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Phone
734-614-5047

Office
Hatcher North 320
913 S. University
Ann Arbor, MI 48109
Google Talk
mcarruth@umich.edu
Metadata Projects Librarian

About

I joined the University Library in 2014 as the Metadata Projects Librarian.  I work collaboratively with colleagues to advise on, plan, and execute the creation or transformation of metadata in support of Library and University projects.

Background

I received a Master's degree in Library Science (with a specialization in Digital Libraries) from Indiana University.  Prior to that, I received a Bachelor of Arts degree in History from the University of Wisconsin.  I have previously worked at the University of Miami.

Responsibilities

I provide Metadata Consultation Services and am available to consult with members of the U-M community on:

  • Making recommendations on metadata strategies based on project requirements.
  • Recommending workflows, standards, and tools for metadata creation and capture.
  • Recommending and assisting in the development of data models that support discoverability, interoperability, and reuse.
  • Recommending and assisting in the development of transformation strategies for existing metadata.

For resources on metadata and data documentation for the research community, please visit my guide to Metadata and Data Documentation.