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Publication Date: 2016-02-29
Metadata remains the solution for describing the explosively growing, complex world of digital information, and continues to be of paramount importance for information professionals. Providing a solid grounding in the variety and interrelationships among different metadata types, Zeng and Qin's thorough revision of their benchmark text offers a comprehensive look at the metadata schemas that exist in the world of library and information science and beyond, as well as the contexts in which they operate. Cementing its value as both an LIS text and a handy reference for professionals already in the field, this book lays out the fundamentals of metadata, including principles of metadata, structures of metadata vocabularies, and metadata descriptions; surveys metadata standards and their applications in distinct domains and for various communities of metadata practice; examines metadata building blocks, from modeling to defining properties, and from designing application profiles to implementing value vocabularies; describes important concepts as resource identification, metadata as linked data, consumption of metadata, interoperability, and quality measurement; and offers an updated glossary to help readers navigate metadata's complex terms in easy-to-understand definitions. An online resource of web extras, packed with exercises, quizzes, and links to additional materials, completes this definitive primer on metadata.
Publication Date: 2011
This practical, hands-on volume will make it easy for readers to acquire the knowledge and skills they need, whether they use the book on the job or in a classroom. Author Steven Miller introduces readers to fundamental concepts and practices in a style accessible to beginners and LIS students, as well as experienced practitioners with little metadata training. Rather than surveying a large number of metadata schemes, Miller covers only three of the schemes most commonly used in general digital resource description, namely, Dublin Core, MODS, and VRA.
Publication Date: 2014
Billions has been spent on digitalization, both public and private, yet it still feels as though we are in the earliest stages of what is possible. The importance of collections having greater exposure, access and life to those outside the "building" is ever more critical. This book is a guide to the "how" of making datasets publicly available, downloadable and accessible.
Basics of Metadata by Kathryn Lybarger and Kopana Terry
Introductory video on the fundamentals of metadata that answers common questions and provides many examples.
Beyond MARC: Metadata Standards for Digital Resources by Bruce Fulton
Lecture on XML metadata standards, including Dublin Core, METS, MODS, EAD, PREMIS, and ONIX with demonstrations of OAI-PMH metadata harvesting.
Definitive metadata primer recently published by the National Information Standards Organization (NISO).
Glossary of metadata standards in pamphlet form which complements "Seeing Standards."
This visualization presents 105 of the most commonly used or discussed standards for cultural heritage institutions.
If you are involved in metadata creation or management, you may also need to know more about copyright and licensing, or various platforms and tools available in UT Libraries' Data Lab.
The Copyright Basics will help you learn about how ownership of copyrighted materials works, what is fair use, alternatives to fair use, and when and how to get permission to use someone else's materials.
This LibGuide includes descriptions of and useful resources for the various data analysis and visualization software available in the PCL Data Lab.
Services available at UT Libraries and on campus.
Scholarly Communication Services provides resources and expertise surrounding the scholarly publication cycle – from initial stages of data management planning through the dissemination and archiving of scholarly works.
Research Data Services aims is to connect researchers with the appropriate tools, resources, and expertise required for dealing with data at every phase of research, from the earliest planning stages through to archiving and publication.
The Data Lab is located in the Scholars Commons on the entry level of the Perry-Castañeda Library and open to all current UT staff, faculty, and students.
KiltHub is the digital repository that provides open access to the scholarly work created at Carnegie Mellon University.