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Assessing Descriptive Substance in Free-Text Collection-Level Metadata

Assessing Descriptive Substance in Free-Text Collection-Level Metadata

Date: September 24, 2008
Creator: Zavalina, Oksana; Palmer, Carole L.; Jackson, Amy S. & Han, Myung-Ja
Description: This presentation discusses free-text collection-level metadata. When many collections are brought together in a federation or aggregation, the attributes of the original collections can get lost. Collection-level metadata has the potential to provide important context about the purpose and features of individual collections, but these qualitative aspects are difficult to describe in a systematic way. This presentation reports on a content analysis of collection records in the IMLS Digital Collections and Content Collection Registry, conducted to analyze the kinds of substantive and purposeful information provided about 202 cultural heritage collections.
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Assessing Descriptive Substance in Free-Text Collection-Level Metadata

Assessing Descriptive Substance in Free-Text Collection-Level Metadata

Date: September 2008
Creator: Zavalina, Oksana; Palmer, Carole L.; Jackson, Amy S. & Han, Myung-Ja
Description: This paper discusses assessing descriptive substance in free-text collection-level metadata. Abstract: Collection-level metadata has the potential to provide important information about the features and purpose of individual collections. This paper reports on a content analysis of collection records in an aggregation of cultural heritage collections. The findings show that the free-text Description field often provides more accurate and complete representation of subjects and object types than the specified fields. Properties such as importance, uniqueness, comprehensiveness, provenance, and creator are articulated, as well as other vital contextual information about the intentions of a collector and the value of a collection, as a whole, for scholarly users. The results demonstrate that the semantically rich free-text Description field is essential to understanding the context of collections in large aggregations and can serve as a source of data for enhancing and customizing controlled vocabularies.
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Assessing Interoperability in the Networked Environment: Standards, Evaluation, and Testbeds in the Context of Z39.50

Assessing Interoperability in the Networked Environment: Standards, Evaluation, and Testbeds in the Context of Z39.50

Date: 2001
Creator: Moen, William E.
Description: This book chapter discusses interoperability in the networked environment. An underlying assumption of any network is that various components and processes will work together to produce desired results (e.g., data transmission, data interchange, reliability of services, etc.). The term interoperability has been used to characterize this working together, especially, the workings of lower level data communication components. Usage of the term has evolved to refer more generally to the extent to which different types of computers, networks, operating systems, and applications work together effectively to exchange information in a useful and meaningful manner. Miller (2000) suggests a perspective That is even more encompassing: he says that to be interoperable means "one should actively be engaged in the ongoing process of ensuring that the systems, procedures and culture of an organisation are managed in such a way as to maximize opportunities for exchange and re-use of information, whether internally or externally."
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Assessing Metadata Utilization: An Analysis of MARC Content Designation Use

Assessing Metadata Utilization: An Analysis of MARC Content Designation Use

Date: 2003
Creator: Moen, William E. & Benardino, Penelope
Description: This paper discusses metadata utilization. Abstract: Metadata schemes emerge to meet community and user requirements, and they evolve over time to meet changing requirements. This paper reports results of an analysis of a large sample of MARC 21 bibliographic records. MARC 21 is an encoding scheme related closely to metadata elements occurring in library bibliographic records. The records were analyzed for the utilization of content designation available in MARC 21. Results indicate that less than 5% of available content designation accounts for over 80% of occurrences. The implications of these findings affect indexing policies, system design, and can inform setting requirements for extending a metadata scheme based on a threshold of community requirements.
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Beyond Searching Metadata

Beyond Searching Metadata

Date: February 2012
Creator: Oyarce, Guillermo A.
Description: Poster presented at the 2012 Texas Electronic Theses and Dissertations (ETDs) Annual Conference. This poster discusses information discovery and strategies for creating consistency in metadata schemas.
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Beyond Size and Search: Building Contextual Mass in Digital Aggregations for Scholarly Use

Beyond Size and Search: Building Contextual Mass in Digital Aggregations for Scholarly Use

Date: October 2010
Creator: Palmer, Carole L.; Zavalina, Oksana & Fenlon, Katrina
Description: This paper discusses building contextual mass in digital aggregations for scholarly use.
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Bibliographical Control of Afro-American Literature, Volume 1: Papers Presented at a Conference

Bibliographical Control of Afro-American Literature, Volume 1: Papers Presented at a Conference

Date: 1976
Creator: Totten, Herman L.
Description: These papers are a compilation presented at a conference on bibliographic control of Afro-American literature. The papers discuss issues in cataloging and archiving African-American literature including relevant subject headings, sources of texts, and collection development. Index starts on page 293.
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Bibliographical Control of Afro-American Literature, Volume 2: Presentations and Discussions

Bibliographical Control of Afro-American Literature, Volume 2: Presentations and Discussions

Date: 1976
Creator: Totten, Herman L.
Description: These papers are a compilation of presentations at a conference on bibliographic control of Afro-American literature. The text includes speeches and discusses regarding the topics as well as a summary of conference recommendations.
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Bibliographical Control of Afro-American Literature, Volume 3: Evaluation of the Conference

Bibliographical Control of Afro-American Literature, Volume 3: Evaluation of the Conference

Date: 1976
Creator: Totten, Herman L. & Bullock, Penelope L.
Description: These papers offer discussions and conclusions regarding a conference on bibliographic control of Afro-American literature. The text includes a summary of the reasons for the conference, a report from a conference evaluator, and evaluation forms, as well as minutes and letters regarding the proceedings.
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Book Jacket as Access Mechanism: An Attribute Rich Resource for Functional Access to Academic Books

Book Jacket as Access Mechanism: An Attribute Rich Resource for Functional Access to Academic Books

Date: September 1998
Creator: O'Connor, Brian Clark & O'Connor, Mary K.
Description: This article discusses book jackets as access mechanisms. Abstract: Book jackets provide a model for access to documents on the World Wide Web. They demonstrate a means for making available many of the representational attributes important to making relevance judgements. Such attributes have been posited for retrieval models for some time, but have not been implemented in most formal access systems. Even in the Web environment physical availability is not the same as accessibility. The attribute categories discussed here emerged from 228 book jackets for non-fiction works in a medium size academic library. Models of document searching and book jacket design are discussed in relation to the individual scholarly searcher and new modes of document searching.
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