Enhancing Descriptive Metadata Records with Freely-Available APIs

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Article on enhancing descriptive metadata records with freely-available Application Programming Interfaces (APIs).

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Creation Date: April 16, 2014
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UNT Libraries
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UNT Scholarly Works
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Phillips, Mark Edward

University of North Texas

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Tarver, Hannah

University of North Texas

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Publisher Name: Code4Lib
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  • Creation: April 16, 2014
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Article on enhancing descriptive metadata records with freely-available Application Programming Interfaces (APIs).

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Abstract: This article describes how the University of North Texas (UNT) Libraries' Digital Projects Unit used simple, freely-available APIs to add place names to metadata records for over 8,000 maps in two digital collections. These textual place names enable users to easily find maps by place name and to find other maps that feature the same place, thus increasing the accessibility and usage of the collections. This project demonstrates how targeted large-scale, automated metadata enhancement can have a significant impact with a relatively small commitment of time and staff resources.

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14 p.

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Keyword(s): application programming interfaces | APIs | metadata | digitized maps | place names
Source: Code4Lib Journal, 2014, Code4Lib
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UNT Libraries
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UNT Scholarly Works
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  • ARK: ark:/67531/metadc284576
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Access: Public
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Publication Title: Code4Lib
Issue: 24