Academic journal article Library Technology Reports


Academic journal article Library Technology Reports


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

   A basic introduction to metadata concepts with an
   emphasis on metadata used in the cultural heritage
   and learning communities. The text covers the Text
   Encoding Initiative (TEI), Dublin Core, Encoded
   Archival Description (EAD), and government and
   geospatial metadata. In addition, it addresses
   categories of metadata beyond resource description.
   such as administrative and rights metadata.

Hillmann, Diane, and Elaine Westbrooks, eds. Metadata in Practice. Chicago: American Library Association, 2004.

   The sixteen essays in this book cover a wide range of
   metadata projects. The emphasis is on the decisions
   that go into successful metadata development. The
   editors cite these primary lessons: change happens
   in this area too rapidly for one to wait for concrete
   standards to emerge before embarking on metadata
   development; and it is vital to document any variance
   from standards so that others can understand and
   potentially share metadata.

Semantic Web

Berners-Lee, Tim, James Hendler, and Ora Lassila. "The Semantic Web." Scientific American Magazine, May 2001. Available for purchase at article.cfm?id=the-semantic-web (accessed Nov. 19, 2009).

   The Semantic Web was introduced to the general
   public in this Scientific American article by Tim
   Berners-Lee and colleagues.

World Wide Web Consortium. W3C Semantic Web Activity.

   The development of standards for the Semantic
   Web is based in the World Wide Web Consortium.
   The project includes numerous individual standards,
   such as the Resource Description Framework (RDF),
   Simple Knowledge Organization System (SKOS),
   and the Web Ontology Language (OWL). Few of the
   standards documents are suitable for novices in the
   area. A possible starting point is "RDF Primer" (www. by Miller and Manola.

Catalogs and Cataloging

Calhoun, Karen. The Changing Nature of the Catalog and Its Integration with Other Discovery Tools. Washington, DC: Library of Congress, March 17, 2006. …

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