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ERIC Number: EJ949854
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 22
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 15
ISSN: ISSN-1941-126X
Metadata Dictionary Database: A Proposed Tool for Academic Library Metadata Management
Southwick, Silvia B.; Lampert, Cory
Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship, v23 n4 p339-360 2011
This article proposes a metadata dictionary (MDD) be used as a tool for metadata management. The MDD is a repository of critical data necessary for managing metadata to create "shareable" digital collections. An operational definition of metadata management is provided. The authors explore activities involved in metadata management in organizational settings and indicate how the MDD can support these activities. A detailed discussion of the metadata dictionary and its structure, benefits and challenges is provided. (Contains 2 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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