ERIC Number: ED454875
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Nov
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Partnerships To Mine Unexploited Sources of Metadata.
Reynolds, Regina Romano
This paper discusses the metadata created for other purposes as a potential source of bibliographic data. The first section addresses collecting metadata by means of templates, including the Nordic Metadata Project's Dublin Core Metadata Template. The second section considers potential partnerships for re-purposing metadata for bibliographic use, including metadata collected by the U.S. Copyright Office, the Library of Congress Cataloging in Publication Office, and the NSDP (National Serials Data Program) ISSN (International Standard Serial Number) registration. Other potential partners for libraries in acquiring metadata are also summarized, including DOI (Digital Object Identifier), ISBN (International Standard Book Number), and the ISTC (International Standard Textual Work Code). The third section describes the NSDP Web Template study, which compared unedited data by supplied publishers using NSDP's online ISSN application form with the completed serial records in order to assess the usability of data supplied by publishers on registration templates. The fourth section lists some potential means for increasing the usability of publisher-supplied metadata. The fifth section covers the provision of subject data, focusing on the use of controlled vocabularies. (Contains 21 notes.) (MES)
Descriptors: Bibliographic Records, Cataloging, Institutional Cooperation, Metadata, Subject Index Terms
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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