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Role of Collection-Level Subject Metadata in Subject Access to Digital Collections in Aggregations

Role of Collection-Level Subject Metadata in Subject Access to Digital Collections in Aggregations

Date: June 2011
Creator: Zavalina, Oksana
Description: This presentation discusses collection-level subject metadata in subject access to digital collections in aggregations. This was presented at the 18th International Conference "Libraries and Information Resources in the Modern World of Science, Culture, Education, and Business" in Sudak, Ukraine.
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Call Number, Volume 70, Number 1, Spring 2011

Call Number, Volume 70, Number 1, Spring 2011

Date: 2011
Creator: University of North Texas. College of Information.
Description: Call Number is a twice yearly (spring and fall) magazine of the College of Information at the University of North Texas. The periodical contains information about professors, news in the departments, and the school's alumni.
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Contextual Metadata in Digital Aggregations: Application of Collection-Level Subject Metadata and its Role in User Interactions and Information Retrieval

Contextual Metadata in Digital Aggregations: Application of Collection-Level Subject Metadata and its Role in User Interactions and Information Retrieval

Date: 2011
Creator: Zavalina, Oksana
Description: Article discussing a study of contextual metadata in digital aggregations. Results of this study prove importance of provision of collection-level metadata in general and subject metadata in particular to enhance user experiences and information retrieval in digital libraries.
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Digital Information Curation for 21st Century Science and Scholarship: Experience-Based Learning for Information Professionals and Disciplinary Researchers

Digital Information Curation for 21st Century Science and Scholarship: Experience-Based Learning for Information Professionals and Disciplinary Researchers

Date: 2011
Creator: Moen, William E.; Kim, Jeonghyun & Halbert, Martin
Description: This paper proposes a project on experience-based learning for information professionals and disciplinary researchers. Proposal written for the Institute of Museum and Library Services' (IMLS) Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Program.
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Free-Text Collection-Level Subject Metadata in Large-Scale Digital Libraries: A Comparative Content Analysis

Free-Text Collection-Level Subject Metadata in Large-Scale Digital Libraries: A Comparative Content Analysis

Date: 2011
Creator: Zavalina, Oksana
Description: This paper discusses free-text collection-level subject metadata in large-scale digital libraries. Abstract: Metadata is central for information organization in digital libraries. A growing number of digital libraries worldwide are now generating metadata to describe not only individual objects but entire digital collections as integral wholes. However, collection-level metadata has not yet been empirically evaluated. This paper reports results of the study that used an in-depth comparative content analysis to assess free-text collection-level subject metadata in three large-scale digital cultural heritage aggregations in the United States and Europe. As observed by this study, the emerging best practices include encoding a variety of information about a digital collection in free-text collection-level Description metadata element. This includes both subject-specific (topical, geographic and temporal coverage, and types/genres of objects in a digital collection) and non-subject-specific information: title, size, provenance, collection development, copyright, audience, navigation and functionality, language of items in a digital collection, frequency of additions, institutions that host a digital collection or contribute to it, funding sources, item creators, importance, uniqueness, and comprehensiveness of a digital collection.
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Metadata Records Translation: The Case of The Portal to Texas History

Metadata Records Translation: The Case of The Portal to Texas History

Date: 2011
Creator: Chen, Jiangping; Ding, Ren & Jiang, Shan
Description: Article discussing metadata records and translation. Abstract: In this paper, performance of online translation systems including Google, Systran and Bing on translating metadata records derived from the digital library- Portal to Texas History- is manually evaluated using four measures: Fluency, Adequacy, Incorrect Translation, and Missing Translation. The authors propose exploring multi-engine machine translation for improving the quality of translation and point out three possible strategies of implementing multilingual information access in digital libraries applying machine translation of metadata records.
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Miles to go before we sleep: education, technology, and the changing paradigms in health information

Miles to go before we sleep: education, technology, and the changing paradigms in health information

Date: January 2011
Creator: Cleveland, Ana D.
Description: This article discusses education, technology, and the changing paradigms in health information. Abstract: Purpose: This lecture discusses a philosophy of educating health information professionals in a rapidly changing health care and information environment. Discussion: Education for health information professionals must be based upon a solid foundation of the changing paradigms and trends in health care and health information, as well as technological advances, to produce a well-prepared information workforce to meet the demands of health-related environments. Educational programs should begin with the core principles of library and information sciences and expand in interdisciplinary collaborations. A model of the health care environment is presented to serve as a framework for developing educational programs for health information professionals. Conclusion: Interdisciplinary and collaborative relationships-which merge health care, library and information sciences, and other information-related disciplines-should form the basis of education for health information professionals.
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Multilingual Information Access for Digital Libraries - The Metadata Records Translation Project

Multilingual Information Access for Digital Libraries - The Metadata Records Translation Project

Date: 2011
Creator: Chen, Jiangping
Description: This presentation was given as an invited talk to faculty and students at Wuhan University, Beijing Normal University, Nankai University, and the Library of Chinese Academy of Sciences. The presentation discusses research on multilingual information access for digital libraries and the Metadata Records Translation (MRT) Project.
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Photography Changes Our Environmental Awareness

Photography Changes Our Environmental Awareness

Date: 2011
Creator: O'Connor, Brian Clark & Klaver, Irene
Description: This article is part of a series by the Smithsonian Photography Initiative called Click! Photography Changes Everything. The authors work on new media and relations to the environment. They write about how photography and increased visibility can bridge the gap between the natural world and human interaction.
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The Role of Collection-Level Subject Metadata in Subject Access to Digital Collections in Aggregations

The Role of Collection-Level Subject Metadata in Subject Access to Digital Collections in Aggregations

Date: 2011
Creator: Zavalina, Oksana
Description: This paper presents a new area of research in library and information sciences - investigation into collection-level subject metadata that describes entire digital collections as integral wholes - and reports results of the multi-method exploratory study combining comparative content analysis of collection-level subject metadata in three large-scale aggregations of digital collections in the USA and Europe, transaction log analysis of user interactions with one of these portals, as well as interviews and observations of aggregation users.
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