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Information resource description : creating and managing metadata /

by Hider, Philip; American Library Association.
Publisher: Chicago, Ill. : ALA editions, 2013, c2012Edition: U.S. ed.Description: xix, 220 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.ISBN: 9780838912010 (print); 083891201X (print).Other title: Creating and managing metadata.Subject(s): Metadata | Libraries -- Information technology | Libraries -- Technological innovations | Digital preservation
Contents:
ch. 1. Definitions and scope. Information resources ; Resource description ; Metadata ; Elements, values, format and transmission ; Managing metadata ; The contemporary information environment ; Information organization ; Overview of this book -- ch. 2. Information resource attributes. Describer and user contexts ; Information resource contexts ; The function of metadata ; From attributes to elements -- ch. 3. Tools and systems. Arrangements ; Indexes and databases ; Bibliographic databases ; Library catalogues ; Periodical databases ; Federated search systems ; Archival finding aids ; Museum registers ; Digital collections ; Search engines ; Online directories ; Bibliographies ; Citation databases -- ch. 4. Metadata sources. Resource creators ; Publishers ; Information professionals ; Library cataloguing ; Metadata librarianship ; Indexing and abstracting ; Archival description ; Museum documentation ; Records management ; Information architecture ; End-users ; Computers -- ch. 5. Metadata quality. Functionality ; Comprehensiveness ; Accuracy ; Clarity ; Consistency ; Vocabulary and authority control ; Principles of best practice ; Quality assurance ; Cost-benefit analysis -- ch. 6. Sharing metadata. Library catalogue records ; Metadata for search engines ; Interoperability -- ch. 7. Metadata standards: Web publishing ; Libraries ; Digital libraries ; Archives ; Museums ; Book publishing ; Book indexing ; Database indexing ; E-research ; Education ; Audiovisual industries ; Business ; Government ; Registries -- ch. 8. Vocabularies: Controlled subject vocabularies ; Subject headings ; Subject thesauri ; Subject classification schemes ; Taxonomies and ontologies ; Non-subject vocabularies ; Vocabulary mapping ; Identification systems -- ch. 9. The future of metadata: Three approaches ; Content-based information retrieval ; Social metadata ; Professional description ; Conclusion.
Summary: Hider shows how information resources are organized through their descriptions, providing an overview of both the process and the product as they function in the contemporary information environment.
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BOOK BOOK Mesa Lab Z666.7 .H53 2013 (Browse shelf) 1 Available

"First published in the United Kingdom by Facet Publishing, 2012"--T.p. verso.

"Further reading": p. 201-212.

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Hider shows how information resources are organized through their descriptions, providing an overview of both the process and the product as they function in the contemporary information environment.

ch. 1. Definitions and scope. Information resources ; Resource description ; Metadata ; Elements, values, format and transmission ; Managing metadata ; The contemporary information environment ; Information organization ; Overview of this book -- ch. 2. Information resource attributes. Describer and user contexts ; Information resource contexts ; The function of metadata ; From attributes to elements -- ch. 3. Tools and systems. Arrangements ; Indexes and databases ; Bibliographic databases ; Library catalogues ; Periodical databases ; Federated search systems ; Archival finding aids ; Museum registers ; Digital collections ; Search engines ; Online directories ; Bibliographies ; Citation databases -- ch. 4. Metadata sources. Resource creators ; Publishers ; Information professionals ; Library cataloguing ; Metadata librarianship ; Indexing and abstracting ; Archival description ; Museum documentation ; Records management ; Information architecture ; End-users ; Computers -- ch. 5. Metadata quality. Functionality ; Comprehensiveness ; Accuracy ; Clarity ; Consistency ; Vocabulary and authority control ; Principles of best practice ; Quality assurance ; Cost-benefit analysis -- ch. 6. Sharing metadata. Library catalogue records ; Metadata for search engines ; Interoperability -- ch. 7. Metadata standards: Web publishing ; Libraries ; Digital libraries ; Archives ; Museums ; Book publishing ; Book indexing ; Database indexing ; E-research ; Education ; Audiovisual industries ; Business ; Government ; Registries -- ch. 8. Vocabularies: Controlled subject vocabularies ; Subject headings ; Subject thesauri ; Subject classification schemes ; Taxonomies and ontologies ; Non-subject vocabularies ; Vocabulary mapping ; Identification systems -- ch. 9. The future of metadata: Three approaches ; Content-based information retrieval ; Social metadata ; Professional description ; Conclusion.

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