eBook Metadata for Digital Resources, 1st Edition

  • Muriel Foulonneau
  • Published By: Chandos Publishing
  • ISBN-10: 1780631251
  • ISBN-13: 9781780631257
  • DDC: 025.3
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 220 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2008 | Published/Released September 2014
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2008
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This book assists information professionals in improving the usability of digital objects by adequately documenting them and using tools for metadata management. It provides practical advice for libraries, archives, and museums dealing with digital collections in a wide variety of formats and from a wider variety of sources. This book is forward-thinking in its approach to using metadata to drive digital library systems, and will be a valuable resource for those creating and managing digital resources as technologies for using those resources grow and change.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Chandos Information Professional Series.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
List of Figures, Table and Boxes.
About the Authors.
1: What is Metadata?.
2: Implementation of Metadata Creation Activities.
3: Choosing Metadata Standards for a Digital Library Project.
4: Creating Metadata Usage Guidelines.
5: Creating Metadata.
6: Practical Implementation of a Metadata Strategy.
7: Systems Design.
8: Functions Performed by a Digital Library System.
9: Metadata That Drives Discovery Functionality.
10: Metadata Interoperability.
11: Defining Interoperability.
12: Interoperability and Resource Discovery.
13: Technical Interoperability.
14: Content Interoperability: Shareable Metadata.
15: Conclusion.
16: The Future of Metadata.