Enhancing Descriptive Metadata Records with Freely-Available APIs Metadata
Metadata describes a digital item, providing (if known) such information as creator, publisher, contents, size, relationship to other resources, and more. Metadata may also contain "preservation" components that help us to maintain the integrity of digital files over time.
- Main Title Enhancing Descriptive Metadata Records with Freely-Available APIs
Author: Phillips, Mark EdwardCreator Type: PersonalCreator Info: University of North Texas
Author: Tarver, HannahCreator Type: PersonalCreator Info: University of North Texas
- Creation: 2014-04-16
- Content Description: Article on enhancing descriptive metadata records with freely-available Application Programming Interfaces (APIs).
- Physical Description: 14 p.
- Keyword: application programming interfaces
- Keyword: APIs
- Keyword: metadata
- Keyword: digitized maps
- Keyword: place names
- Journal: Code4Lib Journal, 2014, Code4Lib
- Publication Title: Code4Lib
- Issue: 24
Name: UNT Scholarly WorksCode: UNTSW
Name: UNT LibrariesCode: UNT
- Rights Access: public
- Rights License: by
- URL: http://journal.code4lib.org/articles/9415
- Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc284576
- Academic Department: Digital Projects Unit
- Display Note: 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.