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ERIC Number: ED457852
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001
Pages: 47
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The Status of African Studies Digitized Content: Three Metadata Schemes.
Kuntz, Patricia S.
The proliferation of Web pages and digitized material mounted on Internet servers has become unmanageable. Librarians and users are concerned that documents and information are being lost in cyberspace as a result of few bibliographic controls and common standards. Librarians in cooperation with software creators and Web page designers are discussing different strategies for organizing materials which will make the items accessible to users. Metadata applications appear to be the solution. However, librarians and their colleagues have not agreed upon which standard is most appropriate for which type of document and which type of user. This paper explores the status of metadata applications among Africana librarians at various institutions in their effort to disseminate information about African studies. Three standards are compared: MARC, Dublin Core, and CIMI. Appendixes, which make up more than half of this paper, include: a table of digitized U.S. African Collections (selected contacts); several samples of Africana metadata; and MARC, Dublin Core, and CIMI samples. (Contains 11 references.) (Author/AEF)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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