The metadata group explores the descriptive needs for 3D data and objects through the lifecycle stages, outlined as: Create, Manage, Distribute, Retrieve, and Archive. The Digital Asset Lifecycle described here is based on Filecamp’scategories that describe the stages used to manage digital files through their Digital Asset Management (DAM) softwareand is a simplified version of the DCC Curation Lifecycle Model. This work is based on experience with metadata and 3D object creation and collection management from the CS3DP community.

Active Members

Jon Blundell is a 3D Program Officer at the Smithsonian Institution, where he focuses on the technical challenges of the department; developing workflows and IT infrastructure to support 3D capture, processing, data management, and delivery to the public. When he’s not uploading the Smithsonian’s collection to the Matrix he can be found playing pinball and tabletop games.

Jasmine L. Clark is the Digital Scholarship Librarian at Temple University. Her primary areas of research are accessibility and metadata in emerging technology. Currently, she is co-leading The Virtual Blockson, a project to recreate the Charles L. Blockson Afro-American Collection in virtual reality, while also doing research in 3D metadata and the development of Section 508 compliant guidelines for virtual reality experiences. Jasmine has experience in a variety of functional areas and departments, including metadata, archives, digital scholarship, and communications and development. She is interested in the ways information organizations can integrate accessible, inclusive practices into their services, hiring, and management practices.

Katherine E. [Katie] DeVet, Ph.D. is the Section Supervisor for Document Delivery in the Texas Tech University Libraries. Holding a Ph.D. in Fine Arts from Texas Tech University, Katie uses her diverse experiences to help colleagues and scholars in all disciplines find the resources they need for their research and usethe technology available to assist with interdisciplinary collaboration across the world. Within the department, she works to guide Document Delivery, SHAPES, and Course Reserves staff and student assistants to give excellent service to all patrons, both at Texas Tech and abroad. Through the SHAPES program [Sharing and Helping Academics Prepare for Educational Success—], Katie and her colleagues are working to bring 3D data and models to the classroom, facilitating conversation and collaboration between 3D practitioners and non-practitioners, with an eye toward eventual interlibrary loan of 3D objects.

Juliet L. Hardesty is the Metadata Analyst at Indiana University Libraries. She establishes standards and requirements for discoverability, access, and sharing of digital collections held and managed by the IU Libraries, and works to ensure that these collections are preserved and will remain usable into the future. Her research interests include bias and inclusivity in metadata, metadata standards for 3D digital objects, and migration of metadata from XML (Extensible Markup Language) into RDF (Resource Description Framework) and Linked Data.