Academic journal article Library Technology Reports

General Resources

Academic journal article Library Technology Reports

General Resources

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Resources listed in Chapter 2, "General Resources on Metadata," in the 2002 version of this report (Library Technology Reports 38:5) will not be duplicated here. This section will list major general resources that have appeared, or at least were not listed or did not exist three years ago.

Books and Significant Resources

Amy Brand, Frank Daly, and Barbara Meyers, Metadata Demystified: A Guide for Publishers. Bethesda, MD: National Information Standards Organization (NISO) Press & The Sheridan Press, 2003, www.niso. org/standards/resources/Metadata_Demystified.pdf (accessed September 27, 2005).

Metadata Demystified: A Guide for Publishers is a resource that provides an overview of metadata standards in publishing. Most librarians are familiar with descriptive metadata standards; this book discusses metadata standards that may be less familiar to librarians, such as ONIX, the JWP on the exchange of serials subscription information, and CrossRef, to name a few.

Priscilla Caplan, Metadata Fundamentals for Librarians. Chicago: American Library Association, 2003.

Metadata Fundamentals for All Librarians, by Priscilla Caplan, is a book intended to be an introduction to metadata for those working in the library environment. Although it's not meant to provide a comprehensive listing of metadata standards, it's a good general resource on metadata for librarians. Caplan's book is divided into two parts; one part tackles principles and practices, while the other part covers specific major metadata schemas.

Sheila S. Intner, Sally C. Tseng, and Mary Lynette Larsgaard, eds. Electronic Cataloging: AACR2 and Metadata for Serials and Monographs. Binghamton, NY: Haworth Press, 2003.

Electronic Cataloging: AACR2 and Metadata for Serials and Monographs is a republishing of two special issues from the journal Cataloging & Classification Quarterly. The work is divided into three parts: fundamentals; how librarians can employ metadata; and AACR2 and metadata. Of particular note in this excellent resource are Michael Gorman's and Brian Schottlaender's opening remarks on metadata, Grace Agnew's chapter on developing a local metadata strategy, and Barbara Tillet's comments on AACR2 and metadata.

Jane Greenberg, "Metadata and the World Wide Web" Encyclopedia of Library and Information Science, 2nd ed. Edited by Miriam A. Drake. New York: Marcel Dekker, 2003: 1876-88.

"Metadata and the World Wide Web" is an encyclopedia article that contains some very useful information and recent activity in the area of metadata. It has a well-rounded introduction to metadata, provides some definitions, and features a discussion of metadata generation and metadata-generation tools.

Jane Greenberg, "Understanding Metadata and Metadata Schemes," Cataloging & Classification Quarterly 40, no. 3 (2005): 17-36.

Richard Smiraglia, ed. Metadata: A Cataloger's Primer. Binghamton, NY: Haworth Press, 2005.

Jane Greenberg provides more outstanding coverage on metadata in the Cataloging & Classification Quarterly article, "Understanding Metadata and Metadata Schemas." Copublished in the book Metadata: A Cataloger's Primer, this article is an excellent introduction to metadata schemes, metadata functions, and metadata typologies. A conceptualization for metadata schemes is presented, which emphasizes semantic container-like metadata schemes or data structures. In the last part, Greenberg introduces the Metadata Objectives and principles, Domains, and Architectural Layout (MODAL) framework for studying metadata schemes in the future.

Clare Beghtol and Nancy J. Williamson, eds. Knowledge Organization and Classification in International Information Retrieval. Binghamton, NY: Haworth Press, 2005.

The book Knowledge Organization and Classification in International Information Retrieval is also a republishing of two special-issues from the journal Cataloging & Classification Quarterly. …

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