Metadata And Its Applications In The Digital Library

Overview

Jia Liu tackles the unruly world of metadata development and implementation through a state-of-the-art overview of major theoretical issues and exemplary practices. Part one of her book elaborates on the general and latest knowledge about metadata and its implementations. Part two discusses an international array of metadata-related practices, projects and applications in the digital library.

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Overview

Jia Liu tackles the unruly world of metadata development and implementation through a state-of-the-art overview of major theoretical issues and exemplary practices. Part one of her book elaborates on the general and latest knowledge about metadata and its implementations. Part two discusses an international array of metadata-related practices, projects and applications in the digital library.

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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher

"…the book will serve as an excellent snapshot of the library metadata landscape in the early years of this century."

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Journal of Librarianship and Information Science

"Undoubtedly, this book brings together an interesting and valuable collection of material relating to metadata and its application within library and information systems. It is well structured, logically organised and contains a useful collection of references to ongoing work in this area. I would recommend this book to anyone wanting to find out more about this valuable and challenging area of research and development."

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The Electronic Library

"This book should be of interest to anyone involved with metadata and digital libraries. Researchers, librarians and other practitioners using metadata should find the information in the book very useful. Furthermore, the book could also be a fruitful reference source for students. The book is written on a level that would appeal to both novices and more experienced metadata practitioners."

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Library Hi Tech

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781591583066
  • Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 7/30/2007
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 212
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 10.00 (h) x 0.45 (d)

Meet the Author

JIA LIU, a teacher in the Department of Information Management, Peking University, China, is currently a visiting scholar on the Faculty of Information Studies, University of Toronto, Canada.

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Table of Contents

Illustrations

Preface

Acknowledgments

Abstract in English

Part 1 Metadata in General

1 Metadata Basics 3

1.1 Metadata Definitions 3

1.1.1 Forms: Metadata, Meta Data, or Meta-data? 3

1.1.2 Attribute: Singular or Plural? 4

1.1.3 Definitions 4

1.2 New Implications of Metadata 6

1.3 Metadata Functions 9

2 Metadata Types 15

2.1 General Typology 15

2.2 Descriptive Metadata 18

2.2.1 Library Cataloging Record 18

2.2.2 Archival Description Record 21

2.2.3 Metadata for Governmental Resources 24

2.2.4 Metadata for Art and Architecture Works 28

2.2.5 Metadata for Educational Materials 35

2.2.6 Metadata for Geographic Resources 39

2.2.7 Dublin Core Metadata Elements Set 48

2.3 Structural Metadata 51

2.4 Administrative Metadata 54

2.4.1 Administrative Metadata 55

2.4.1.1 A-Core 57

2.4.2 Technical Metadata 59

2.4.3 Preservation Metadata 60

2.4.4 Rights Metadata 64

3 Metadata Encoding Standards 75

3.1 MARC 77

3.2 METS 80

3.3 SGML, HTML, XML, and XHTML 82

3.4 TEI 89

3.5 EAD 94

3.6 RDF 96

4 Metadata Implementation 103

4.7 Namespace 103

4.2 Application Profile 105

4.3 Metadata Schema Registry 108

4.4 Metadata Working Flow 112

4.4.1 Metadata Creation 113

4.4.1.1 Creating Metadata with Web Crawlers 114

4.4.1.2 Creating Metadata with Resource Creators 115

4.4.1.3 Creating Metadata with Professional Metadata Creators 118

4.4.2 Metadata Harvesting 120

4.5 Other Issues 122

4.5.1 Vocabulary 122

4.5.2 Crosswalk 124

4.5.3 Authority Control 125

4.5.4 Multilingualism 125

Part 2 Metadata Projects and Their Applications in the Digital Library

5 Metadata Projects 131

5.1 BIBLINK 132

5.2 The MetaLib Project135

5.2.1 MetaLib Project 135

5.2.2 Subproject of MetaLib at the Goettingen State and University Library 137

5.3 The MetaWeb Project 138

5.4 The Nordic Metadata Project 141

6 Metadata Applications in the Digital Library 147

6.1 Metadata Applications in the Digital Library 147

6.1.1 Definitions of the Digital Library 148

6.1.2 Metadata in the Digital Library 149

6.2 Metadata in Pandora 151

6.3 Metadata in the Oxford Digital Library 154

6.4 DSpace Metadata 157

6.5 Metadata in the Peking University Rare Book Digital Library 160

Appendix GILS Data Elements and Corresponding USMARC Tags 165

References 169

Index 179

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