ERIC Number: ED454873
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Nov
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Metadata, Cataloging, Digitization and Retrieval--Who's Doing What to Whom: The Colorado Digitization Project Experience.
Bishoff, Liz; Garrison, William A.
This paper describes the experiences of the Colorado Digitization Project (CDP) related to accessing a diverse set of primary resources held by many different cultural heritage institutions. The CDP is a collaborative initiative involving Colorado's archives, historical societies, libraries, and museums. The CDP's goal is to create a virtual digital collection of resources that provide the people of Colorado access to the rich historical, scientific, and cultural resources of the state. Issues that arise from different cataloging and metadata standards and diverse user populations and needs are addressed. Topics covered include: (1) a description of the project, including activities, funding, and goals; (2) the environment for standards application in a cross-cultural heritage institution group; (3) the CDP and standards; (4) the CDP metadata core elements; (5) issues with Dublin Core; (6) cataloging the original versus the digital object; (7) subject terminology; and (8) what needs to be addressed in the shared cultural heritage environment, including shared development, standards, interoperability, resource discovery services, cataloging issues, and authority control. (MES)
Descriptors: Access to Information, Archives, Cataloging, Cooperative Programs, Information Retrieval, Institutional Cooperation, Libraries, Metadata, Museums, Standards, State Programs, User Needs (Information), Users (Information)
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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