Metadata and Its Impact on Libraries / Edition 1

Metadata and Its Impact on Libraries / Edition 1

by Jean Weihs, Susan i Lazinger, Susan S. Lazinger
     
 

ISBN-10: 1591581451

ISBN-13: 9781591581451

Pub. Date: 12/30/2005

Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated

Three mavens of the cataloging world tackle the topic of metadata, explaining fundamental concepts and their accompanying rationales, as well as exploring current developments and future innovations in the library world. Part One examines the characteristics of multiple metadata schema, the creation of metadata for both monographic and continuous electronic

Overview

Three mavens of the cataloging world tackle the topic of metadata, explaining fundamental concepts and their accompanying rationales, as well as exploring current developments and future innovations in the library world. Part One examines the characteristics of multiple metadata schema, the creation of metadata for both monographic and continuous electronic resources, and its integration into local catalogs and databases. Part Two explores metadata's effect on current developments in online reference, choice of metadata schema, archiving, and digital preservation, and professional education, as well as future innovations yet unborn. A must-read for sophisticated information specialists, as well as for those who aspire to similar heights of intellectual worldliness.

We believe that the community of information professionals who have organized and preserved the world's written treasures for thousands of years will not fail to continue to organize and preserve the world's digital treasures in the future, demonstrating their usual sensitivity and creativity, remembering the lessons history has taught them, and keeping in mind the interests of all their user communities, present and future, as they have always done.

With these bold words, three mavens of the cataloging world tackle the topic of metadata. Undaunted by its dominance in the lexicon and collective consciousness of the library profession, they deftly anatomize the concept of data about data into discrete aspects (Metadata), then relate those aspects to a miscellany of circumstances in which librarians may increasingly find themselves (Its Impact on Libraries). Part One examines the characteristics of multiple metadata schema, the creation of metadata for both monographic and continuous electronic resources, and its integration into local catalogs and databases. Part Two explores metadata's effect on current developments in online reference, choice of metadata schema, archiving and digital preservation, and professional education, as well as future innovations yet unborn. A must-read for sophisticated information specialists, as well as those who aspire to similar heights of intellectual worldliness.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781591581451
Publisher:
ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date:
12/30/2005
Series:
Library and Information Science Text Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
272
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 10.10(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

Metadata Concepts & Definitions

What is Metadata?

Metadata Schemas & Their Relationships to Particular Communities

Library and Information-related Metadata Schemas

Creating Library Metadata for Monographic Materials

Creating Library Metadata for Continuing Materials

Integrating Library Metadata Into Local Cataloging and Bibliographic Databases

Impact on Current & Future Collections & Services

Digital Collections/Digital Libraries

Archiving & Preserving Digital Materials

Impact of Digital Resources on Library Services

Future Possibilities

Appendix A: Glossary of Acronyms

Appendix B: Answers to Exercises

Index

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