Metadata

A Cataloger's Primer

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Author: Richard Smiraglia

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136435913

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 312

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Find out what makes metadata an exciting addition to resource description Metadata: A Cataloger’s Primer provides catalog librarians and students with a comprehensive instructional resource on the ongoing convergence of cataloging and metadata. Equally valuable in the classroom and as a professional reference tool, this unique book serves as an introduction to the concepts of metadata within bibliographic contexts, demonstrating the potential for resource description. The book introduces various metadata schemes, including the Dublin Core, Encoded Archival Description (EAD), and Extensive Markup Language (XML), and discusses how to plan and implement a metadata-driven digital library. Metadata: A Cataloger’s Primer is more than a mere introduction to metadata applications and management. The book’s contributors present basic operational definitions, an outline of the evolution of metadata in the cataloging community, and a discussion of basic metadata techniques, calling on hard-earned knowledge gained from their experiences as educators working in cataloging and metadata applications. They provide work forms, work plans, and practical examples that demonstrate the application of metadata for resource description and depository development. Metadata: A Cataloger’s Primer examines: data structures MODAL (metadata objectives and principles, domains, and architectural layout) framework literary displacement knowledge domains discourse communities information ecologies personal metadata electronic resources authorship attributes cultural information resources instantiation data modeling DTD (document type definition) digital libraries and much more! Metadata: A Cataloger’s Primer is an invaluable learning resource filled with introductory and theoretical material, original research, and instructive material for cataloging librarians and students.

Metadata Fundamentals for All Librarians

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Author: Priscilla Caplan

Publisher: American Library Association

ISBN: 9780838908471

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 192

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Metadata, or data about data, is used to organize and access information in an effective way. From cataloguing to organizing archives, metadata helps front-line librarians provide customers with a direct path to information. In this text, Priscilla Caplan presents a comprehensive description of the various forms of metadata, its applications, and how librarians can put it to work.

Business Metadata: Capturing Enterprise Knowledge

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Author: W.H. Inmon,Bonnie O'Neil,Lowell Fryman

Publisher: Morgan Kaufmann

ISBN: 9780080552200

Category: Computers

Page: 312

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Business Metadata: Capturing Enterprise Knowledge is the first book that helps businesses capture corporate (human) knowledge and unstructured data, and offer solutions for codifying it for use in IT and management. Written by Bill Inmon, one of the fathers of the data warehouse and well-known author, the book is filled with war stories, examples, and cases from current projects. It includes a complete metadata acquisition methodology and project plan to guide readers every step of the way, and sample unstructured metadata for use in self-testing and developing skills. This book is recommended for IT professionals, including those in consulting, working on systems that will deliver better knowledge management capability. This includes people in these positions: data architects, data analysts, SOA architects, metadata analysts, repository (metadata data warehouse) managers as well as vendors that have a metadata component as part of their systems or tools. First book that helps businesses capture corporate (human) knowledge and unstructured data, and offer solutions for codifying it for use in IT and management Written by Bill Inmon, one of the fathers of the data warehouse and well-known author, and filled with war stories, examples, and cases from current projects Very practical, includes a complete metadata acquisition methodology and project plan to guide readers every step of the way Includes sample unstructured metadata for use in self-testing and developing skills

Digital Interactive TV and Metadata

Future Broadcast Multimedia

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Author: Arthur Lugmayr,Samuli Niiranen,Seppo Kalli

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1475739532

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 258

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Recent years have brought many changes to the world of mass media. The In ternet and mobile communications technology have provided consumers with interactive digital services. Television is catching up with this trend through the digitalization process. Digital television is a hybrid platform combining elements from classical analog television and the Internet, providing modern multimedia services on a familiar platform. In short, digital TV is a gateway to the world of interactive digital media. Digital TV brings consumers into the television service arena and offers them new degrees of freedom. However, as the service and multimedia content types diversify and the services and their content increase, television is facing many of the same challenges of complexity and information overflow faced by other digital media. Metadata can handle the diverse services and content of digital TV effi. ciently and in a consumer-friendly way. Metadata means that the data are accompanied by other data which describe them. As data about data, meta data can provide an insight into syntactically and semantically complex data by distilling their essence to a set of simple descriptors. Metadata also helps to structure and manage information in diverse settings. The use of metadata in broadcast multimedia should not be restricted to being merely a tool for coping with the challenges of a complex networked multimedia environment. Instead, metadata ofTers new opportunities for the development of innovative services.

Descriptive Metadata for Television

An End-to-end Introduction

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Author: Mike Cox,Ellen Mulder,Linda Tadic

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 0240807308

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 143

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Metadata is data about data, or information known about the image in order to provide access to the image. It can be as simple as the subject of an e-mail, but as new technologies emerge and the media world continues to globalize it is getting more and more complex. Metadata is key to today's IT-centric television production environment and this is the first book approaching the subject end to end, from shooting the footage to archiving to consumer set top box.

Metadata in Practice

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Author: Diane Ileana Hillmann,Elaine L. Westbrooks

Publisher: American Library Association

ISBN: 9780838908822

Category: Computers

Page: 285

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This collection of reports from the field is an opportunity for librarians to learn from the experience of others involved in technically diverse digital library archive projects. It offers project planners, metadata librarians, systems and technical services librarians, and catalogers a problem-solving approach and real-world supplement.

Metadata for Semantic and Social Applications

Proceedings of the International Conference on Dublin Core and Metadata Applications : Berlin, 22-26 September 2008 : DC 2008 : Berlin, Germany

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Author: Jane Greenberg

Publisher: Universitätsverlag Göttingen

ISBN: 3940344494

Category: Dublin Core

Page: 217

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Metadata is a key aspect of our evolving infrastructure for information management, social computing, and scientific collaboration. DC-2008 will focus on metadata challenges, solutions, and innovation in initiatives and activities underlying semantic and social applications. Metadata is part of the fabric of social computing, which includes the use of wikis, blogs, and tagging for collaboration and participation. Metadata also underlies the development of semantic applications, and the Semantic Web -- the representation and integration of multimedia knowledge structures on the basis of semantic models. These two trends flow together in applications such as Wikipedia, where authors collectively create structured information that can be extracted and used to enhance access to and use of information sources. Recent discussion has focused on how existing bibliographic standards can be expressed as Semantic Web vocabularies to facilitate the ingration of library and cultural heritage data with other types of data. Harnessing the efforts of content providers and end-users to link, tag, edit, and describe their information in interoperable ways (" participatory metadata") is a key step towards providing knowledge environments that are scalable, self-correcting, and evolvable. DC-2008 will explore conceptual and practical issues in the development and deployment of semantic and social applications to meet the needs of specific communities of practice.

Metadata and Semantics

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Author: Miguel-Angel Sicilia,Miltiadis D. Lytras

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 0387777458

Category: Computers

Page: 550

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This is an edited volume based on the 2007 Conference on Metadata and Semantics Research (MTSR), now in its second meeting. Metadata research is a pluri-disciplinary field that encompasses all aspects of the definition, creation, assessment, management and use of metadata. The volume brings together world class leaders to contribute their research and up-to-date information on metadata and semantics applied to library management, e-commerce, e-business, information science and librarianship, to name a few. The book is designed for a professional audience composed of researchers and practitioners in industry.

JDBC Metadata, MySQL, and Oracle Recipes

A Problem-Solution Approach

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Author: Mahmoud Parsian

Publisher: Apress

ISBN: 9781430201342

Category: Computers

Page: 479

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First book to market on metadata specific recipes related to JDBC and its use with MySQL and Oracle, databases standard to Java. Compliant with the new Java EE 5. Provides cut and paste code templates that can be immediately customized and applied in each developer’s application development.

Geographic Information Metadata for Spatial Data Infrastructures

Resources, Interoperability and Information Retrieval

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Author: Javier Nogueras-Iso,Pedro R. Muro-Medrano,Francisco Javier Zarazaga-Soria

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9783540244646

Category: Computers

Page: 263

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Metadata play a fundamental role in both DLs and SDIs. Commonly defined as "structured data about data" or "data which describe attributes of a resource" or, more simply, "information about data", it is an essential requirement for locating and evaluating available data. Therefore, this book focuses on the study of different metadata aspects, which contribute to a more efficient use of DLs and SDIs. The three main issues addressed are: the management of nested collections of resources, the interoperability between metadata schemas, and the integration of information retrieval techniques to the discovery services of geographic data catalogs (contributing in this way to avoid metadata content heterogeneity).