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Metadata Dictionary Database: A Proposed Tool for Academic Library Metadata Management
Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship
  • Silvia B. Southwick, University of Nevada, Las Vegas
  • Cory K Lampert, University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Document Type
Article
Publication Date
12-13-2011
Abstract

This article proposes a metadata dictionary (MDD) be used as a tool for metadata management. The MDD is a repository of critical data necessary for managing metadata to create “shareable” digital collections. An operational definition of metadata management is provided. The authors explore activities involved in metadata management in organizational settings and indicate how the MDD can support these activities. A detailed discussion of the metadata dictionary and its structure, benefits and challenges is provided.

Keywords
  • Digital collections,
  • Digital libraries,
  • Interoperability,
  • Metadata – Standards,
  • Metadata crosswalks,
  • Metadata dictionary,
  • Metadata management,
  • Metadata workflow,
  • Shareable metadata
Language
English
Comments

Related presentation: http://digitalscholarship.unlv.edu/libfacpresentation/39/

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Identifier
DOI: 10.1080/1941126X.2011.627053
Publisher Citation
Metadata Dictionary Database: A Proposed Tool for Academic Library Metadata Management Silvia B. Southwick, Cory Lampert Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship Vol. 23, Iss. 4, 2011
Citation Information
Silvia B. Southwick and Cory K Lampert. "Metadata Dictionary Database: A Proposed Tool for Academic Library Metadata Management" Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship Vol. 23 Iss. 4 (2011) p. 341 - 360
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/silvia_southwick/4/