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Metadata for Digital Collections 2nd ed

ISBN13: 9781783306169
Previous Edition ISBN: 9781856047715
Published: August 2022
Publisher: Facet Publishing
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Paperback
Price: Price on Application

Since it was first published, LIS students and professionals everywhere have relied on Miller's authoritative manual for clear instruction on the real-world practice of metadata design and creation. Now the author has given his text a top-to-bottom overhaul to bring it fully up-to-date, making it even easier for readers to acquire the knowledge and skills they need, whether they use the book on the job or in a classroom. By following this book's guidance, with its inclusion of numerous practical examples that clarify common application issues and challenges, readers will:

  • learn about the concept of metadata and its functions for digital collections, why it's essential to approach metadata specifically as data for machine processing, and how metadata can work in the rapidly developing Linked Data environment
  • know how to create high-quality resource descriptions using widely shared metadata standards, vocabularies and elements commonly needed for digital collections
  • become thoroughly familiarized with Dublin Core (DC) through exploration of DCMI Metadata Terms, CONTENTdm best practices, and DC as Linked Data
  • discover what Linked Data is, how it is expressed in the Resource Description Framework (RDF), and how it works in relation to specific semantic models (typically called 'ontologies') such as BIBFRAME, comprised of properties and classes with 'domain' and 'range' specifications
  • get to know the MODS and VRA Core metadata schemes, along with recent developments related to their use in a Linked Data setting
  • understand the nuts and bolts of designing and documenting a metadata scheme and gain knowledge of vital metadata interoperability and quality issues, including how to identify and clean inconsistent, missing, and messy metadata using innovative tools such as OpenRefine

Complete with an updated bibliography pointing readers to essential books, articles and web documents for deeper learning, this second edition will prove itself a must-have reference for practitioners and students alike.

Reference, General Interest
Chapter 1. Introduction to Metadata for Digital Collections
Chapter 2. Introduction to Resource Description
Chapter 3. Dublin Core Metadata
Chapter 4. Resource Description: Identification and Responsibility
Chapter 5. Resource Description: Content and Relationships
Chapter 6. Controlled Vocabularies for Improved Resource Discovery
Chapter 7. XML-Encoded Metadata
Chapter 8. MODS: The Metadata Object Description Schema
Chapter 9. VRA Core: The Visual Resources Association Core Categories
Chapter 10. Metadata Interoperability, Shareability, and Quality
Chapter 11: Linked Data and Ontologies
Chapter 12. Metadata Application Profile Design
Appendix: Dublin Core, MODS, and VRA Element Mappings
Acronym Glossary