Metadata Working Group


The Sunshine State Digital Network (SSDN) Metadata Working Group is responsible for providing standards, documentation, and other supporting material in order for potential and current data contributors to the SSDN DPLA hub to understand and implement the metadata documentation necessary for participation. It provides assistance with training and outreach materials and serves as a contact point for questions about metadata from data contributors.


  • Establishes metadata standards, guidelines, and documentation
  • Identifies common issues with metadata and recommended remediation actions for data contributors, and, where reasonable, sub-hubs and hub
  • Works with the Training and Outreach Working Groups to create and provide feedback on training and outreach materials for metadata
  • Serves as contact points for questions from potential and current data contributors about metadata

Current Members:

  • Elliot Williams, University of Miami- Chair
  • Jennifer Bowne, St. Petersburg College
  • Sai Deng, University of Central Florida
  • Rory Grennan, Florida State University
  • Karlen Harrison-Kane, Clearwater Public Library System
  • Maria Jimenez, Miami-Dade Public Library
  • Xiying Mi, University of South Florida
  • Matthew Miguez, Florida State University
  • Margarita Mirabal, Miami-Dade Public Library
  • Ellen Mizio, Tampa Hillsborough County Public Library
  • Marina Morgan, Florida Southern College
  • Mark Nicolou, Division of Library and Information Services
  • Jessica Orozco, St. Thomas University
  • Wilhelmina Randtke, Florida Academic Library Services Cooperative
  • Sunghae Ress, Florida Atlantic University
  • Kaleena Rivera, Florida Gulf Coast University
  • Rachel Smart, Florida State University
  • Ximena Valdivia, Barry University
  • Keila Zayas-Ruiz, Sunshine State Digital Network
Location 116 Honors Way, Tallahassee, FL 32306 E-mail Hours We are a proud member of the DPLA Hub Network and our membership is supported through generous funding provided by the Library Services and Technology Act administered by the Florida Department of State, Division of Library and Information Services.
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