Observations on the Catalogers’ Role in Descriptive Metadata Creation in Academic LibrariesCataloging & Classification Quarterly
AbstractThis article examines the case for the participation of catalogers in the creation of descriptive metadata. Metadata creation is an extension of the catalogers’ existing skills, abilities and knowledge. As such, it should be encouraged and supported. However, issues in this process, such as cost, supply of catalogers and the need for further training will also be examined. The authors use examples from the literature and their own experiences in descriptive metadata creation. Suggestions for future research on the topic are included.
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Citation InformationJeanne M.K. Boydston and Joan M. Leysen. "Observations on the Catalogers’ Role in Descriptive Metadata Creation in Academic Libraries" Cataloging & Classification Quarterly Vol. 43 Iss. 2 (2006) p. 3 - 17
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