Metadata initiatives and emerging technologies to improve resource discovery

Pal, Jiban K. Metadata initiatives and emerging technologies to improve resource discovery. Annals of Library and Information Studies (ISSN:0972-5423), 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
Subjects: I. Information treatment for information services > IE. Data and metadata structures.
Depositing user: Dr. Jiban K. Pal
Date deposited: 10 Feb 2021 04:23
Last modified: 10 Feb 2021 04:23


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