Assessing Descriptive Substance in Free-Text Collection-Level Metadata [Presentation] 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.

Title

  • Main Title Assessing Descriptive Substance in Free-Text Collection-Level Metadata [Presentation]

Creator

  • Author: Zavalina, Oksana
    Creator Type: Personal
    Creator Info: University of North Texas
  • Author: Palmer, Carole L.
    Creator Type: Personal
    Creator Info: University of North Texas
  • Author: Jackson, Amy S.
    Creator Type: Personal
    Creator Info: University of North Texas
  • Author: Han, Myung-Ja
    Creator Type: Personal
    Creator Info: University of North Texas

Contributor

  • Organizer of meeting: Dublin Core Metadata Initiative
    Contributor Type: Organization

Date

  • Creation: 2008-09-24

Language

  • English

Description

  • Content Description: Presentation for the 2008 International Conference on Dublin Core and Metadata Applications on assessing descriptive substance in free-text collection-level metadata.
  • Physical Description: 32 p.

Subject

  • Keyword: digital collections
  • Keyword: metadata

Source

  • Conference: International Conference on Dublin Core and Metadata Applications, 2008, Berlin, Germany

Relation

  • Is Version Of: Assessing Descriptive Substance in Free-Text Collection-Level Metadata, ark:/67531/metadc83321/

Collection

  • Name: UNT Scholarly Works
    Code: UNTSW

Institution

  • Name: UNT College of Information
    Code: UNTCOI

Rights

  • Rights Access: public

Resource Type

  • Presentation

Format

  • Image

Identifier

  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc67600

Degree

  • Academic Department: Library and Information Science

Note

  • Display Note: Abstract: 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.