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CIMI's Z39.50 Interoperability Testbed: Search and Retrieval of Distributed Cultural Heritage Information

Description: This paper discusses the Consortium for the Computer Interchange of Museum Information (CIMI)'s international effort to provide distributed search and retrieval of cultural heritage information. A primary aspect of CIMI's work utilizes ANSI/NISO Z39.50-1995, and American National Standard protocol for information retrieval. The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) recently approved Z39.50 as ISO 23950. CIMI chose Z39.50 to enable uniform access to existing and emerging digital collections and the vast repositories of cultural heritage information resources. These resources include a variety of physical and digital objects--physical artifacts and digital derivatives of those artifacts, descriptive records designed for collection management, bibliographic records, full-text documents, online tools such as thesauri and authoritative lists of artists' names, and more. CIMI's application Z39.50 in the networked cultural heritage information environment is breaking new ground in distributed and integrated access to textual and non-textual digital collections.
Date: January 2, 1998
Creator: Moen, William E.
Item Type: Paper

Competencies Required for Digital Curation: An Analysis of Job Advertisements

Description: Article discussing competencies required for digital curation. The results of the analysis show that digital curation jobs are characterized by a complex interplay of various skills and knowledge. The findings of this study present emerging requirements for a qualified workforce in the field of digital curation.
Date: 2013
Creator: Kim, Jeonghyun; Warga, Edward & Moen, William E.
Item Type: Article

Contextual Metadata in Digital Aggregations: Application of Collection-Level Subject Metadata and its Role in User Interactions and Information Retrieval

Description: Article discussing a study of contextual metadata in digital aggregations. Results of this study prove importance of provision of collection-level metadata in general and subject metadata in particular to enhance user experiences and information retrieval in digital libraries.
Date: 2011
Creator: Zavalina, Oksana
Item Type: Article

Conversation with Abdullah over Useful Objects

Description: Recording of Abdullah discussing the tools and utensils created and used by older Burusho generations. Spoken in the Nagar dialect, Abdullah recalls the names and uses of several utensils, such as watermills, mousetraps, digging sticks, stone grinders to name a few.
Date: June 26, 2010
Creator: Abdullah
Item Type: Sound

Conversation with children I

Description: Recording of children having a discussion. The children are speaking in the Srinagar dialect of Burushaski.
Date: 2004
Creator: children
Item Type: Video

Conversation with children II

Description: Recording of children having a discussion. The children are speaking in the Srinagar dialect of Burushaski.
Date: 2004
Creator: children
Item Type: Video