Item-level metadata may be generated from EAD finding aids (for item-described content, such as images), extracted from MARC records (such as sheet music or published materials), or generated by hand by Metadata & Digital Services.
See Descriptive metadata for more information on the current step-by-step procedures.
Diagram of metadata movement
for content being digitized in Metadata & Digital Services effective December 2015:
Collection and item level metadata overview: