Metadata Fundamentals for All Librarians

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American Library Association, 2003 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 192 pages
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Metadata, or data about data, is used to organize and access information in an effective way. From cataloguing to organizing archives, metadata helps front-line librarians provide customers with a direct path to information. In this text, Priscilla Caplan presents a comprehensive description of the various forms of metadata, its applications, and how librarians can put it to work.
 

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Contents

Metadata Basics
1
Syntax Creation and Storage
12
Vocabularies Classification and Identifiers
25
Approaches to Interoperability
33
Metadata and the Web
45
Library Cataloging
54
The TEI Header
66
The Dublin Core
76
Metadata for Education
116
ONIX International
129
Metadata for Geospatial and Environmental Resources
136
The Data Documentation Initiative
145
Administrative Metadata
151
Structural Metadata
158
Rights Metadata
167
GLOSSARY
173

Archival Description and the EAD
88
Metadata for Art and Architecture
99
GILS and Government Information
110

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Page 3 - data about data," metadata includes data associated with either an information system or an information object for purposes of description, administration, legal requirements, technical functionality, use and usage, and preservation.

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About the author (2003)

Priscilla Caplan is assistant director for Digital Library Services at the Florida Center for Library Automation in Gainesville, Florida.

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