Self-description is I hope an easy way to make your collections findable by the masses.
In a nutshell…
- You already write descriptions of your collections to go on your library or museum website.
- You probably have to use some form of (X)HTML to markup up that description with formatting
- Why not make that description available to computers that crawl the web by adding some extra ‘code’ while you are writing it?
This site is expanding daily as I put more there and try to explain with plentiful examples exactly what self-description can do for you.
And as it is built on that popular WordPress blog platform, there are easy ways for you to stay in touch with the latest developments using RSS.