Metadata for Digital Collections, Second Edition

ISBN: 978-0-8389-4748-7
Año de publicación: 2022
Editorial: ALA Neal-Schuman
Páginas: 536
Ancho: 22 cm
Alto: 28 cm
Formato: Tapa blanda



Since it was first published, LIS students and professionals everywhere have relied on Miller’s authoritative manual for clear instruction on the real-world practice of metadata design and creation. Now the author has given his text a top to bottom overhaul to bring it fully up to date, making it even easier for readers to acquire the knowledge and skills they need, whether they use the book on the job or in a classroom. By following this book’s guidance, with its inclusion of numerous practical examples that clarify common application issues and challenges, readers will

  • learn about the concept of metadata and its functions for digital collections, why it’s essential to approach metadata specifically as data for machine processing, and how metadata can work in the rapidly developing Linked Data environment;
  • know how to create high-quality resource descriptions using widely shared metadata standards, vocabularies, and elements commonly needed for digital collections;
  • become thoroughly familiarized with Dublin Core (DC) through exploration of DCMI Metadata Terms, CONTENTdm best practices, and DC as Linked Data;
  • discover what Linked Data is, how it is expressed in the Resource Description Framework (RDF), and how it works in relation to specific semantic models (typically called “ontologies”) such as BIBFRAME, comprised of properties and classes with  “domain” and “range” specifications;
  • get to know the MODS and VRA Core metadata schemes, along with recent developments related to their use in a Linked Data setting;
  • understand the nuts and bolts of designing and documenting a metadata scheme; and
  • gain knowledge of vital metadata interoperability and quality issues, including how to identify and clean inconsistent, missing, and messy metadata using innovative tools such as OpenRefine.

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Chapter 1. Introduction to Metadata for Digital Collections
Chapter 2. Introduction to Resource Description
Chapter 3. Dublin Core Metadata
Chapter 4. Resource Description: Identification and Responsibility
Chapter 5. Resource Description: Content and Relationships
Chapter 6. Controlled Vocabularies for Improved Resource Discovery
Chapter 7. XML-Encoded Metadata
Chapter 8. MODS: The Metadata Object Description Schema
Chapter 9. VRA Core: The Visual Resources Association Core Categories
Chapter 10. Metadata Interoperability, Shareability, and Quality
Chapter 11: Linked Data and Ontologies
Chapter 12. Metadata Application Profile Design