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Metadata fundamentals for all librarians
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Chicago : American Library Association, 2003.
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ix, 192 p. : ill. ; 28 cm.


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E-Kitap 1382882-1001 Z666.5 .C37 2003 ALA E-Kitap Koleksiyonu

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Priscilla Caplan, one of the nation's leading systems experts, presents the most comprehensive and clearest descriptions of the various forms of metadata, its applications, and how librarians can put it to work.

Both descriptive and nondescriptive forms of metadata are defined (including the TEI Header, the Dublin Core, EAD, GILS, ONIX, and the Data Documentation Initiative) and applied to actual library functions. Illustrations show how different forms of metadata look, advantages and disadvantages, and where they're best applied in the library.

Geared to librarians who need a solid foundation to understanding and using metadata efficiently, Metadata Fundamentals for All Librarians is the first stop for public and academic librarians, catalogers, and digital and reference librarians in their journey through the metadata landscape.

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While this book does not present a complete and definitive description of any single metadata scheme, it does offer a good overview of what the title declares, the fundamentals of metadata. The author here uses what she calls "a fairly liberal definition" of the term "to mean structured information about an information resource of any media type or format." A dozen different metadata schemes are illustrated for comparison purposes, with examples of how they might be used in libraries. These include the Dublin Core, GILS (Government Information Service), and TEI (Text Encoding Initiative) Header. A chapter is devoted to each scheme, with a summary of its elements and illustrative examples. For those who need further instruction, suggested readings at the end of each chapter point the way to more information on each scheme. Caplan, assistant director for digital library services at the Florida Center for Library Automation, Gainesville, has been involved with the development of metadata standards as a member of the Dublin Core Advisory Committee and chair of the National Information Standards Organization (NISO) Standards Development Committee. This is not the last book on metadata a librarian will ever need, but it should be the first. Recommended for every librarian and library school student.-Margaret Sylvia, St. Mary's Univ. Lib., San Antonio (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.