Ok, a very functional question here: I have students working on hosted Omeka installations, building exhibits. Some of the items they want to use are from other digital collections, like LOC or Internet Archive. If they add an item from these digital collections to their Omeka, is their only option to hand-copy over all the metadata from the original archival item? I feel like this is crazy, since it obviously could be automated. I keep feeling like I am missing something… then I had hoped this is what the Zotero importer plugin did, but no dice.
Or perhaps I am thinking about this the wrong way; for items that originate in other collections, is it considered best practice to just link back to the original item, and only add metadata for items that are actually held by the individual/instution publishing the Omeka site?
Am I making any sense? Not sure, but would appreciate your help.