Introduction to Metadata

Introduction to Metadata

This revised edition of Introduction to Metadata, first published in 1998 and updated in an online version in 2000, provides an overview of metadata-its types, roles, and characteristics; a discussion of metadata as it relates to Web resources; a description of methods, tools, standards, and protocols for publishing and disseminating digital collections; and a handy glossary.


Newly added to this edition are an essay on the importance of standards-based rights metadata for cultural institutions; and a section entitled “Practical Principles for Metadata Creation and Maintenance.
Metadata provides a means of indexing, accessing, preserving, and discovering digital resources. The volume of digital information available over electronic networks has created a pressing need for standards that assist in locating, retrieving, and managing this vast and complex universe.

Table of Contents

  • Introduction
  • Setting the Stage
  • Metadata and the Web
  • Crosswalks, Metadata Harvesting, Federated Searching, Metasearching
  • Rights Metadata Made Simple
  • Practical Principles for Metadata Creation and Maintenance

Book Details

Author(s): Murtha Baca
Format(s): HTML
Number of pages: 96
Link: Download or read online.

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