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Collection Metadata Solutions for Digital Library ApplicationsWithin a digital library, collections may range from an ad hoc set of objects that serve a temporary purpose to established library collections intended to persist through time. The objects in these collections vary widely, from library and data center holdings to pointers to real-world objects, such as geographic places, and the various metadata schemas that describe them. The key to integrated use of such a variety of collections in a digital library is collection metadata that represents the inherent and contextual characteristics of a collection. The Alexandria Digital Library (ADL) Project has designed and implemented collection metadata for several purposes: in XML form, the collection metadata "registers" the collection with the user interface client; in HTML form, it is used for user documentation; eventually, it will be used to describe the collection to network search agents; and it is used for internal collection management, including mapping the object metadata attributes to the common search parameters of the system.
Document ID
19990115486
Document Type
Reprint (Version printed in journal)
Authors
Hill, Linda L. (California Univ. San Diego, CA United States)
Janee, Greg (California Univ. San Diego, CA United States)
Dolin, Ron (California Univ. San Diego, CA United States)
Frew, James (California Univ. San Diego, CA United States)
Larsgaard, Mary (California Univ. San Diego, CA United States)
Date Acquired
August 19, 2013
Publication Date
November 1, 1999
Publication Information
Publication: Journal of the American Society for Information Science
Volume: 50
Issue: 13
ISSN: 0002-8231
Subject Category
Documentation and Information Science
Funding Number(s)
CONTRACT_GRANT: NSF IRI-94-11330
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
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