A bibliographic metadata infrastructure for the twenty-first century

Tennant, Roy A bibliographic metadata infrastructure for the twenty-first century., 2004 [Preprint]

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The current library bibliographic infrastructure was constructed in the early days of computers – before the Web, XML, and a variety of other technological advances that now offer new opportunities. General requirements of a modern metadata infrastructure for libraries are identified, including such qualities as versatility, extensibility, granularity, and openness. A new kind of metadata infrastructure is then proposed that exhibits at least some of those qualities. Some key challenges that must be overcome to implement a change of this magnitude are identified.

Item type: Preprint
Keywords: MARC, metadata, XML, METS, MODS
Subjects: L. Information technology and library technology.
Depositing user: Roy Tennant
Date deposited: 18 Nov 2004
Last modified: 02 Oct 2014 11:59
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10760/5464

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