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.
- Main Title Assessing Descriptive Substance in Free-Text Collection-Level Metadata [Presentation]
Author: Zavalina, OksanaCreator Type: PersonalCreator Info: University of North Texas
Author: Palmer, Carole L.Creator Type: PersonalCreator Info: University of North Texas
Author: Jackson, Amy S.Creator Type: PersonalCreator Info: University of North Texas
Author: Han, Myung-JaCreator Type: PersonalCreator Info: University of North Texas
Organizer of meeting: Dublin Core Metadata InitiativeContributor Type: Organization
- Creation: 2008-09-24
- 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.
- Keyword: digital collections
- Keyword: metadata
- Conference: International Conference on Dublin Core and Metadata Applications, 2008, Berlin, Germany
- Is Version Of: Assessing Descriptive Substance in Free-Text Collection-Level Metadata, ark:/67531/metadc83321/
Name: UNT Scholarly WorksCode: UNTSW
Name: UNT College of InformationCode: UNTCOI
- Rights Access: public
- Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc67600
- Academic Department: Library and Information Science
- 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.