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Metadata for Digital Resources

Implementation, Systems Design and Interoperability

This book assists information professionals in improving the usability of digital objects by adequately documenting them and using tools for metadata management. It provides practical advice for libraries, archives, and museums dealing with digital collections in a wide variety of formats and from a wider variety of sources. This book is forward-thinking in its approach to using metadata to drive digital library systems, and will be a valuable resource for those creating and managing digital resources as technologies for using those resources grow and change.

Paperback, 220 Pages

Published: March 2008

Imprint: Chandos Publishing

ISBN: 978-1-84334-301-1

Contents

  • Part 1 Introduction: What is metadata? Part 2 Implementation of metadata creation activities: Choosing metadata for a digital library project; Creating metadata usage guidelines; Creating metadata; Practical implementation of a metadata strategy Part 3 Systems design: Functions performed by a digital library system; Metadata that drives discovery functionality. Part 4 Metadata interoperability: Defining interoperability; Interoperability and resource discovery; Technical interoperability; Content interoperability: shareable metadata. Part 5 Conclusion: The future of metadata.

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