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In January 2009, a library task force was formed to inform the digital asset management group about which dates from a TEI record should be used in an Encore record. While investigating this issue, the taskforce encountered a host of other issues that they did not anticipate but were addressed in this report.

This report documents the key problems that emerged as a result of the Cather and Lewis and Clark harvesting. Before and after metadata is ingested quality control is necessary. Responsibility for quality control rests with all library departments. The key recommendations for Encore quality control are:
1. Establish criteria to determine the level that records (project, collections, and sub-collections)
should be harvested for each project in Encore. 2. CDRH and TS should establish a policy that will articulate what CDRH projects should be cataloged.
3. TS should review the use of format codes (e.g. PRINT MATERIAL, COMPUTER FILE, THESIS/DISSERT) in the catalog code records.
4. We do not recommend that the TEI encoding be edited or enhanced so that it will be harvested different in Encore.
5. Going forward, all project teams working with TEI should be aware of OAI harvesting as well as Encore aggregation. Furthermore, project teams should attempt to create metadata that would aggregate according to fields indexed by Encore—without compromising the integrity of the metadata (TEI or otherwise) or the project
6. Utilize Encore’s community tagging mechanism

The TEI to DC Crosswalk is included but it is constantly changing. The crosswalk should not be cited because it is customized for UNL’s projects only. Questions about the crosswalk should be directed to Laura Weakly in the Center for Digital Research in the Humanities .