Title: Metadata and Digital Curation ( Presentation at the Digital Library of the Caribbean Summit )
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Title: Metadata and Digital Curation ( Presentation at the Digital Library of the Caribbean Summit )
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Creator: Miletic-Vejzovic, Laila
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Publication Date: November 16, 2009
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Metadata and Digital
Curation



Laila Miletic-Vejzovic
University of Central Florida Libraries







Introduction



* Why metadata?
* The importance of metadata
* Use of metadata standards
* Metadata guidelines
* Implementation
* Additional resources


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Why Metadata?


* The primary purpose of descriptive metadata is to:


Assist researchers in the discovery of
resources relevant to their research objectives.


Assist general and/or potential audience in
discovery of resources relevant to their needs.


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No Digitization Without Metadata




* Metadata is the backbone of digital curation.
* Metadata is essential!
* Without metadata a digital resource may be irretrievable,
unidentifiable or unusable.
* Metadata is descriptive or contextual information which
refers to, or is associated with, another object or
resource.


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Cont.



* Metadata consists of a structured set of elements which
describe the information resource and assist in the
identification, location and retrieval of it by users, while
facilitating content and access management.


* Metadata standards formalize the element structure to
ensure that the aims of a user community can be
fulfilled.


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Use of Metadata Standards

* Benefits
Ensures rich, consistent metadata which will
support the long-term discovery, use and integrity
of digital resources.
Ensures effective searching, improved
digital curation and the possibility of sharing.
Enables interoperability--metadata from a
variety of sources can be integrated into other
technical systems or machine read by compatible
ones.
The potential for resource discovery is
much greater.
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Types of Metadata Standards
* Effective implementation of metadata standards needs
early consideration of the structure, content, functionality
and links between digital objects and metadata instances
required.

* Different types of metadata standards are used
interdependently to achieve the following aims:

Metadata structure standards ensure consistent
structure across individual entries; enable data
searching to be implemented and data sharing
across a discipline.

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Cont.

Hierarchical structure standards enable
context as well as content to be described.


Metadata content rules enable consistent data
entry for effective searching. Content rules
include: controlled vocabularies, authority files,
thesauri, and classifications.


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Standards:

Dublin Core (DC)

Metadata Encoding & Transmission Standard

(METS)

Metadata Object Description Schema (MODS)

Visual Research Association Data Standards


(VRA core)


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Conclusion
* Ensure metadata consistency and uniformity by
developing:
Metadata guidelines for dLOC member
institutions.
Best Practices for dLOC member institutions.
* Develop mapping guidelines for topical
collections.
* Provide training opportunities.
* Train the trainers.

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Thank you for your attention!






Questions?









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Resources
Selected web site:
North East Document Conservation Center (NEDCC):
http://www.nedcc.orq/home.php
Society of American Archivists (SAA):
http://www.archivists.orq/
Rare Books Manuscripts Section (RBMS):
http://www.rbms.info/
Association of Research Libraries (ARL):
http://www.arl.orq/
National Archives and Records Administration (NARA):
http://www.archives.qov/
Library of Congress (LC):
http://www.loc.gov/index.html

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Selected controlled vocabularies:


Library of Congress (LC) Subject Headings database:
http://classificationweb.net/


LC Authorities: http://authorities.loc.qov/

LC Thesaurus of Graphic Materials 1: Subject Terms (TGM-1):
http://www.loc.qov/rr/print/tqm1/


LC Thesaurus of Graphic Materials II: Genre & Physical Characteristic
Terms (TGM-II):
http://www.loc.gov/lexico/servlet/lexico?usr=pub-15:0&op=frames&db=TGM II


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Cont.

The Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names (TGN):
http://www.aettv.edu/research/conductina research/vocabularies/tan/


The Getty Art & Architecture Thesaurus:
http://www.getty.edu/research/conducting research/vocabularies/aat/

The Getty Union List of Artist names:
http://www.aettv.edu/research/conductina research/vocabularies/ulan


Rare Books & Manuscripts Section (RBMS) Controlled Vocabularies:
http://www.rbms.info/committees/bibliographic standards/controlled vocabula
ries/index.shtml


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