Matthew Carruthers

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320 Hatcher North
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1190
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Metadata Projects Librarian


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.


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.


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.