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Building a Framework of Metadata Change to Support Knowledge Management

Description: Article defining ways that metadata records might change (addition, deletion, or modification) and describing a study to evaluate multiple versions of selected records in the UNT Libraries' Digital Collections to observe the types and frequency of various changes.
Date: April 17, 2015
Creator: Zavalina, Oksana; Kizhakkethil, Priya; Alemneh, Daniel Gelaw; Phillips, Mark Edward & Tarver, Hannah
Partner: UNT College of Information
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EPIC: A Proposed Model for Approaching Metadata Improvement

Description: Abstract: This paper outlines iterative steps involved in metadata improvement within a digital library: Evaluate, Prioritize, Identify, and Correct (EPIC). The process involves evaluating metadata values system-wide to identify errors; prioritizing errors according to local criteria; identifying records containing a particular error; and correcting individual records to eliminate the error. Based on the experiences at the University of North Texas (UNT) Libraries, we propose that these cycli… more
Date: 2020
Creator: Tarver, Hannah & Phillips, Mark Edward
Partner: UNT Libraries Digital Projects Unit
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Information Representation and Knowledge Organization in Cultural Heritage Organizations in Arab Gulf Counties: A case study of Alqabas Archive

Description: The goal of this study is to explore how information is currently organized in digital cultural heritage collections in Arabian Gulf countries. it focused on Alqabas – a Kuwaiti institution with a strong reputation of early adopter of digital archiving and developer of major digital collections in Arab Gulf counties, accumulated experience in knowledge management. The mixed-methods study combined semi-structured interview of the Alqabas archive manager and in-depth content analysis of a sample … more
Date: December 2020
Creator: Aljalahmah, Saleh & Zavalina, Oksana
Partner: UNT College of Information

Evaluation of Information Representation and Knowledge Organization in Cultural Heritage Organizations in Arabian Gulf Countries: A Case Study of Alqabas Archive

Description: Presentation exploring how information is organized in digital cultural heritage collection in Arabian Gulf countries. Study reveals high metadata quality overall but lack of consistency for many metadata fields, explained in part by the absence of metadata creation guidelines and professional training for metadata creators.
Date: December 4, 2020
Creator: Aljalahmah, Saleh & Zavalina, Oksana
Partner: UNT College of Information
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Editing of Library Metadata Records and its Effect on Subject Access: An Empirical Investigation

Description: This paper was presented at the 2016 IFLA World Library and Information Congress Satellite Meeting on Subject Access: Unlimited Opportunities. This paper reports on the change in a sample of MARC 21 library metadata records over a period of two years.
Date: November 14, 2017
Creator: Zavalina, Oksana; Shakeri, Shadi & Kizhakkethil, Priya
Partner: UNT College of Information
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Extended Date/Time Format (EDTF) in the Digital Public Library of America's Metadata: Exploratory Analysis

Description: This paper presents results of an exploratory analysis of representation of dates in over 8 million metadata records from the Digital Public Library of America (DPLA), and compares it to Extended Date/Time Format (EDTF) specifications.
Date: November 6, 2015
Creator: Zavalina, Oksana; Phillips, Mark Edward; Alemneh, Daniel Gelaw; Tarver, Hannah & Kizhakkethil, Priya
Partner: UNT Libraries
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Exploration of RDA-Based MARC21 Subject Metadata in Worldcat Database and Its Readiness to Support Linked Data Functionality

Description: Subject of information entity is one of the fundamental concepts in the field of information science. Subject of any document represents its intellectual potential -- 'aboutness' of the document. Traditionally, subject (along with title and author) is the one of three major ways to access information, so subject metadata plays a central role in this process and the role is constantly growing. Previous research concluded that the larger bibliographic database is, the richer subject vocabularies … more
Date: August 2020
Creator: Zavalin, Vyacheslav I.
Partner: UNT Libraries
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Ukrainian Archival Metadata in WorldCat: Exploratory Analysis

Description: Article documenting a study examining a sample of WorldCat records representing Ukrainian-language archival materials (including digital resources) that were not officially published or released with the goal to examine the extent to which these metadata records support the user tasks of find, identify, select, obtain, and explore. It was presented at the 2nd International Workshop on Digital Language Archives held on June 30, 2023 as part of the ACM/IEEE Joint Conference on Digital Libraries 2… more
Date: June 16, 2023
Creator: Zavalin, Vyacheslav
Partner: UNT College of Information

Exploring the Utility of Metadata Record Graphs and Network Analysis for Metadata Quality Evaluation and Augmentation

Description: Article discussing the effectiveness of network analysis for evaluating digital library metadata records. It provides count- and value-based statistics as well as network metrics for each of the two collections identified for this research and compares the usefulness of various data values for metadata quality analysis.
Date: 2020
Creator: Phillips, Mark Edward; Zavalina, Oksana & Tarver, Hannah
Partner: UNT Libraries

EPIC: An Iterative Model for Metadata Improvement

Description: Abstract: This paper provides a case study of iterative metadata correction and enhancement at the University of North Texas (UNT), within a model that we have developed to describe this process: Evaluate, Prioritize, Identify, Correct (EPIC). These steps are illustrated within the paper to show how they function at UNT and why it may serve as a useful tool for other organizations. We suggest that the EPIC model works for ongoing assessment, but is particularly useful for large remediation an… more
Date: 2022
Creator: Tarver, Hannah; Phillips, Mark Edward & Krahmer, Ana
Partner: UNT Libraries
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Dublin Core Metadata Created by Kuwaiti Students: Exploration of Quality in Context

Description: Conference paper reporting results of the examination of metadata records for Arabic-language eBooks to support ongoing metadata education in the Arabian Gulf region. The results are presented in-context, after introducing the metadata teaching practices at this undergraduate program, and the major Dublin Core skill-building assignment. This is a manuscript version of a published work. Citation information is available for the published version of the work.
Date: March 10, 2023
Creator: Aljalahmah, Saleh & Zavalina, Oksana
Partner: UNT College of Information
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