Metadata Fundamentals For All Librarians / Edition 1

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Geared to librarians who need a solid foundation to understanding and using metadata efficiently, Metadata Fundamentals for All Librarians is the first stop for public and academic librarians, catalogers, and digital and reference librarians in their journey through the metadata landscape.
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Library Journal
While this book does not present a complete and definitive description of any single metadata scheme, it does offer a good overview of what the title declares, the fundamentals of metadata. The author here uses what she calls "a fairly liberal definition" of the term "to mean structured information about an information resource of any media type or format." A dozen different metadata schemes are illustrated for comparison purposes, with examples of how they might be used in libraries. These include the Dublin Core, GILS (Government Information Service), and TEI (Text Encoding Initiative) Header. A chapter is devoted to each scheme, with a summary of its elements and illustrative examples. For those who need further instruction, suggested readings at the end of each chapter point the way to more information on each scheme. Caplan, assistant director for digital library services at the Florida Center for Library Automation, Gainesville, has been involved with the development of metadata standards as a member of the Dublin Core Advisory Committee and chair of the National Information Standards Organization (NISO) Standards Development Committee. This is not the last book on metadata a librarian will ever need, but it should be the first. Recommended for every librarian and library school student.-Margaret Sylvia, St. Mary's Univ. Lib., San Antonio Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780838908471
  • Publisher: ALA Editions
  • Publication date: 4/1/2003
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 204
  • Sales rank: 1,030,955
  • Product dimensions: 8.25 (w) x 11.00 (h) x 0.43 (d)

Table of Contents

Pt. I Principles and Practice
1 Metadata Basics 1
2 Syntax, Creation, and Storage 12
3 Vocabularies, Classification, and Identifiers 25
4 Approaches to Interoperability 33
5 Metadata and the Web 45
Pt. II Metadata Schemes
6 Library Cataloging 54
7 The TEI Header 66
8 The Dublin Core 76
9 Archival Description and the EAD 88
10 Metadata for Art and Architecture 99
11 GILS and Government Information 110
12 Metadata for Education 116
13 ONIX International 129
14 Metadata for Geospatial and Environmental Resources 136
15 The Data Documentation Initiative 145
16 Administrative Metadata 151
17 Structural Metadata 158
18 Rights Metadata 167
Glossary 173
Index 185
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