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Tagging and Finding Your Files   Tags: archives, digital, metadata, tagging, tools  

Resource companion to the IAP January 2013 presentation and demonstration of Tagging and Finding Your Digital Files, presented by MIT Institute Archives staff Mikki Macdonald and Kari Smith.
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Tagging and Finding Your Digital Files - presentation slides

The presentation slides are available in Adobe PDF format. 

They are intended for personal use and learning. Created by the staff of the MIT Libraries, the content that is not under copyright by a third party may be used by a CC-BY-NC license.  Please ask us if you have any questions regarding reuse.

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Guide Overview

This guide provides information and resources for personal digital file management, specifically about embedding metadata (adding tags) to digital files to aid with retrieval, sorting, and providing attributes that will travel with the digital file.

The resources and information were developed by MIT Institute Archives and Special Collections staff in support of the 2013 January IAP session, Tagging and Finding Your Files.


Digital Archivist

Kari Smith

Metadata Archivist

Mikki S. Macdonald

Metadata Archivist

MIT Libraries, Institute Archives and Special Collections


Metadata; Theses; Open Access;

Institute Archives and Special collections

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