List of figures and tables
List of abbreviations
About the authors
Chapter 1: Introduction to metadata
What is metadata?
History of metadata
The types and structure of metadata
Quality control and interoperability
Where to go for more information
Chapter 2: XML basics
What is XML?
How are XML records created?
Other content in XML
Well-formed vs. valid XML
Why do we use XML?
XML example records
Chapter 3: Using Dublin Core: With information from the Dublin Core Metadata Initiative
Changes to Dublin Core
The DCMI Metadata Terms
Chapter 4: Using Encoded Archival Description (EAD): With information from Encoded Archival Description Tag Library, Version 2002, by the Society of American Archivists
Example EAD record (abbreviated)
Chapter 5: Using Categories for the Description of Works of Art (CDWA) and CDWA Lite: With information from the Getty Institute
CCO (Cataloging Cultural Objects)
Chapter 6: Using VRA Core 4.0
Development of VRA Core
VRA Core 4.0 elements
Chapter 7: The big picture
The semantic web
Making records shareable
Mapping and crosswalking
Where to go for more information
Appendix: XML examples
Cultural heritage professionals have high levels of training in metadata. However, the institutions in which they practice often depend on support staff, volunteers, and students in order to function. With limited time and funding for training in metadata creation for digital collections, there are often many questions about metadata without a reliable, direct source for answers. The Metadata Manual provides such a resource, answering basic metadata questions that may appear, and exploring metadata from a beginner’s perspective. This title covers metadata basics, XML basics, Dublin Core, VRA Core, and CDWA schemes and provides exercise in the creation of metadata. Finally, the book gives an overview of metadata, including mapping and sharing.
- Outlines the most popular metadata schema written by practicing metadata librarians
- Focuses on what you “need to know”
- Does not require coding experience to use and understand
All those involved with cultural heritage, including teachers, librarians, archivists, and students
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- 31st July 2013
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Rebecca L. Lubas is Director, Cataloguing and Discovery Services at the University of New Mexico Libraries, where she coordinates a group of catalogers. Rebecca was previously Head of Cataloging and Metadata Services and Special Formats Cataloger at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Libraries, and a founding member of the Metadata Services Unit at MIT. Rebecca holds an MA in English Literature from Ball State, an MLIS from Louisiana State University, and a BA from the University of Notre Dame, USA. She is the Editor of Practical Strategies for Cataloguing Departments.
Amy S. Jackson is a Digital Initiatives Librarian at the University of New Mexico where she works with digital projects and the institutional repository. Prior to moving to New Mexico, Amy was the project coordinator for the IMLS-funded Digital Collections and Content project at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Amy received her MLIS from Simmons College in Boston, Massachusetts and also holds a master's degree in music from the Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University, USA.
University of New Mexico
Ingrid Schneider is the Metadata and Authority Control Librarian at New Mexico State University (NMSU), where she has been working to lay the foundation for a dedicated digital initiatives unit, and works daily on building the NMSU Library’s inaugural digital collections. Ingrid received her MLS from Indiana University, and holds Bachelor’s Degrees in English and German from Ohio University, USA.
New Mexico State University, USA