F. Suggested Readings & Resources

Adapted from University of Washington Information School LIS 538 Metadata Principles and Practices by Stuart Sutton.

Introduction to Metadata

Metadata Structure Standards (Element Sets; Metadata Schemas)

Metadata Value Standards

  • AAT: Art and Architecture Thesaurus
  • DCMI Type Vocabulary
  • LC Authorities (LCNAF and LCSH)
  • LCTGM: Thesaurus for Graphic Materials I (Subject Terms)
  • IMT: internet Media Types
  • TGN: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
  • ULAN: Union List of Artists

Metadata Format, Encoding, Exchange and Interoperability Standards

  • METS: Metadata Encoding & Transmission Standard:
  • OAI: Open Archives Initiative
  • OAIster:
  • RDF: Resource Description Framework:
  • XML: Extensible MArkup Language

Abstract Modeling and Application Profiles

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Historical Documents of Interest (Modeling):

Defining Attribute

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Defining Value Spaces

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Description Set Development

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Syntactic Binding

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Registries, Harvesting & Quality

  • Dushay, N. & Hillmann, D. (2003) Analyzing metadata for effective use and re-use. DCMI 2003 International Conference, Seattle, WA, USA.
    Available at: http://purl.org/dc2003/03dushay.pdf
  • Hillmann, D., Dushay, N. & Phipps, J. (2004) Improving metadata quality: Augmentation and recombination. Proceedings: DCMI 2004 International Conference, Shanghai, China.
    Available at: http://www.cs.cornell.edu/naomi/DC2004/MetadataAugmentation--DC2004.pdf
  • Stuart A. Sutton. Metadata Quality, Utility and the Semantic Web: The Case of Learning Resources and Achievement Standards. Cataloging & Classification Quarterly
    See Attachment.
  • This document describes best practice recipes for publishing vocabularies or ontologies on the Web in Resource Description Framework (RDF)Schema or Web Ontology Language (OWL): Best Practice Recipes for Publishing RDF Vocabularies: W3C Working Draft 23 January 2008
    Available at: http://www.w3.org/TR/swbp-vocab-pub/
  • New! Riley, J. & Shepherd, K. (2009) A Brave New World: Archivists and Shareable Descriptive Metadata. American Archivist 72 (Spring/Summer 2009), 91-112.

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Sandra McIntyre,
May 21, 2009, 6:38 PM