Authority Control in the World of Metadata [English version presented at the International Conference] = L’authority control nel mondo dei metadati [Versione italiana presentata alla Conferenza internazionale]

Borbinha, José Authority Control in the World of Metadata [English version presented at the International Conference] = L’authority control nel mondo dei metadati [Versione italiana presentata alla Conferenza internazionale]., 2003 . In International Conference Authority Control: Definition and International Experiences, Florence, February 10-12 2003. (Unpublished) [Conference paper]


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English abstract

"Metadata" became a recent buzzword related with the explosion of the Internet and the emerging of new contents and services by some way associated to libraries, archives, museums, and related organisations. A name given to this new paradigm has been "Digital Libraries"! In spite of all the thinking and developments verified in the recent years, we have to accept that there is not a unique and global definition for the "Digital Library". The perception of it depends too much from the perspective taken (this might sound not very good to the traditional libraries, but we should remember that this fuzziness of concepts is not so strange to, for example, archives or museums). That is a fact that we assume, and is not the purpose of this paper to discuss it! But it is very important to recognise it, especially if our next steps are going to be the definition of common models, procedures and standards that everyone associates to the term "Authority Control".

Italian abstract

La parola "metadati" è recentemente diventata di moda, in relazione all’esplosione di Internet e all’emergere di nuovi contenuti e servizi in qualche modo associati alle biblioteche, agli archivi, ai musei e alle organizzazioni ad essi collegate. Un nome dato a questo nuovo contesto è stato “biblioteche digitali”! Nonostante tutte le riflessioni e gli sviluppi verificatisi negli anni recenti, dobbiamo accettare l’idea che non c’è una definizione unica e universale di "biblioteca digitale". La percezione dipende troppo dal punto di vista (questo potrebbe suonare non molto piacevole per le biblioteche tradizionali, ma dovremmo ricordare che questa confusione di concetti non è così strana, ad esempio, per archivi o musei). Questo è un fatto che diamo per scontato – e non è scopo di questa relazione discuterlo – ma è molto importante riconoscerlo, specialmente se andremo verso la definizione di modelli, procedure e standard comuni che ciascuno associa all’espressione "authority control".

Item type: Conference paper
Keywords: Authority control, digital libraries, metadata, MARC, XML, METS schema, MPEG, Moving Picture Expert Group, CIDOC, FRBR, Functional Requirements for Bibliographic Records, OAI-PMH, Dublin Core, EAC, Encoded Archiving Context, LEAF, MoReq, ONIX, TEI Controllo d'autorità, biblioteche digitali, metadati, Requisiti funzionali per record bibliografici
Subjects: H. Information sources, supports, channels.
I. Information treatment for information services
Depositing user: Maria Cristina Bassi
Date deposited: 18 Jul 2003
Last modified: 02 Oct 2014 11:57


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