An Institutional Repository Initiative and Issues Concerning Metadata

Bayram, Özlem and Atılgan, Doğan and Arslantekin, Sacit An Institutional Repository Initiative and Issues Concerning Metadata., 2006 . In I Internacional Conference on Multidisciplinary Information Sciences & Technologies, Merida (Spain), 25-28 October. [Conference paper]


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Ankara University has become one of the fist open access initiatives in Turkey. Ankara University Open Access Program (AUO) was formed as part of the Open Access project ( ) and supported by the University with an example of an open access institutional repository. As for the further step, the system will require the metadata tools to enable international recognization. According to Budapest Open Access Initiative, as suggested two strategies for open access that are self-archiving and open access-journals AUOA system aims to be compatible with international standards. In this sense, the program will adapt generic framework to the requirements of repository metadata tasks within Turkish language-based interface. Therefore, this paper outlines a method for creating a format using Dublin Core(DC) elements of an institutional repository at Ankara University. Handling metadata repository by cataloguing staff is the most professional method; however, professional creators such as catalogers are limited in their availability at Ankara University. This raises problems; although, the tools that are used to submit digital objects will allow authors generated metadata format. The research presented in this paper proposes a format for Turkish language-based metadata crosswalks. The crosswalks are encoded as DC records that could be generated by author. The DC metadata set is an accepted scheme for using simple description of digital information. In this paper, it will be discussed how essential elements of metadata repository can be created to simplify the process of submission and repository management of the program

Item type: Conference paper
Keywords: Institutional repository, e-archive, author-generated metadata
Subjects: J. Technical services in libraries, archives, museum. > JF. Paper preservation.
H. Information sources, supports, channels. > HS. Repositories.
Depositing user: Özlem Bayram
Date deposited: 09 Nov 2006
Last modified: 02 Oct 2014 12:05


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