Metadata initiatives and emerging technologies to improve resource discovery

Jiban K, Pal Metadata initiatives and emerging technologies to improve resource discovery. Annals of Library and Information Studies, 2010, vol. 57, n. 1, pp. 44-53. [Journal article (Paginated)]


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This paper discusses some emerging issues on metadata as a mechanism of resource discovery and its impact on precision of search results in a distributed network environment. It presents a brief account of the recent major developments related to metadata across the globe. Highlights a consistent growth of multiple metadata standards to meet the variety of needs in a hierarchy of complexity. Examines various metadata-harvesting tools and related technologies that fulfill the task implicit in a user’s search. Brings out popular standards, useful protocols, and open-source harvesters along with their intrinsic capabilities for harvesting and presenting metadata and introduces a variety of metadata services viz., OCLC’s catalogue service, UKOLN metadata editor service, OAIster harvester service, DP9 gateway service, etc. explores the underlying principles of metadata-harvesting in DSpace and web search engines. Discusses use of multiple metadata formats in DSpace archives for exposing domain-specific metadata; and the inherent mechanism for extensibility and interoperability functions. Proposes methods for creating metadata that can pursue high-precision document retrieval in dynamic collections. Also discuses semantic web technologies and use of specialized metadata for long-term management and preservation of digital objects.

Item type: Journal article (Paginated)
Keywords: Metadata, resource discovery, initiatives, technologies, online cataloguing, digital preservation
Subjects: I. Information treatment for information services > IE. Data and metadata structures.
Depositing user: Dr. Jiban K. Pal
Date deposited: 18 Jan 2011
Last modified: 02 Oct 2014 12:18


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