Lessons Learned in Implementing the Extended Date/Time Format in a Large Digital Library

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Paper outlining research regarding date formatting in the UNT digital collections.

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Creation Date: July 2013
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UNT Libraries
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Tarver, Hannah

University of North Texas

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Phillips, Mark Edward

University of North Texas

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  • Creation: July 2013
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Paper outlining research regarding date formatting in the UNT digital collections.

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Department: Digital Libraries
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Abstract: In 2012, the University of North Texas (UNT) Libraries implemented the Library of Congress Extended Date/Time Format (EDTF) into the metadata guidelines for their digital holdings which now contain more than 460,000 records. This paper discusses the evaluation process to identify the number of previously-existing dates that meet EDTF standards and those that need to be edited for conformance. It also outlines practical steps used for implementing the standard, such as date validation for metadata creators and changes to date displays for public users. Finally, it presents some of the challenges encountered during the implementation process and considerations for other institutions that may want to use the EDTF.

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11 p. : ill. ; 28 cm.

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Keyword(s): date formats | standardization | Extended Date/Time Format | EDTF | standards implementations | digital libraries | formatting guidelines | metadata entry | user interfaces | date displays
Source: Proceedings of the International Conference on Dublin Core and Metadata Applications, 2013, Dublin Core Metadata, pp. 60-70
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UNT Libraries
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Relation (References): Extended Date/Time Format (EDTF) Dates Research Datasets, ark:/67531/metadc172363/
Relation (References): [Handout to Accompany Poster on Implementation of a New Date/Time Standard], ark:/67531/metadc159536/
Relation (References): Metadata Analysis at the Command-Line, ark:/67531/metadc157309/
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  • ARK: ark:/67531/metadc174739
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Publication Title: Proceedings of the International Conference on Dublin Core and Metadata Applications
Pages: 11
Page Start: 60
Page End: 70