Assessing Descriptive Substance in Free-Text Collection-Level Metadata

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This paper discusses assessing descriptive substance in free-text collection-level metadata. This paper reports on a content analysis of collection records in an aggregation of cultural heritage collections.

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Zavalina, Oksana; Palmer, Carole L.; Jackson, Amy S. & Han, Myung-Ja September 2008.

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This paper discusses assessing descriptive substance in free-text collection-level metadata. This paper reports on a content analysis of collection records in an aggregation of cultural heritage collections.

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

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Zavalina, Oksana; Palmer, Carole L.; Jackson, Amy S. & Han, Myung-Ja. Assessing Descriptive Substance in Free-Text Collection-Level Metadata, paper, September 2008; [Göttinger, Germany]. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc83321/: accessed October 20, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT College of Information.