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Metadata Standards And Web Services In Libraries Archives And Museums An Active Learning Resource

Author : Erik Mitchell
ISBN : 9781610694506
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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Metadata in library information environments is evolving rapidly. This book provides readers with a set of tools for designing, developing, and implementing metadata-rich information systems while also examining the challenges and opportunities in this field. • Takes a cross-disciplinary approach to the issues, trends, and technologies relevant in information communities such as libraries, archives, and museums • Presents grounded instruction that makes no assumptions about the technical expertise of the reader—perfect for new graduate students • Provides structured learning activities that dovetail theoretical learning with the acquisition of hands-on and technical understanding that is essential for real-world success in metadata and information system design

Linked Data For Libraries Archives And Museums

Author : Seth van Hooland
ISBN : 9781856049641
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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This highly practical handbook teaches you how to unlock the value of your existing metadata through cleaning, reconciliation, enrichment and linking and how to streamline the process of new metadata creation. Libraries, archives and museums are facing up to the challenge of providing access to fast growing collections whilst managing cuts to budgets. Key to this is the creation, linking and publishing of good quality metadata as Linked Data that will allow their collections to be discovered, accessed and disseminated in a sustainable manner. This highly practical handbook teaches you how to unlock the value of your existing metadata through cleaning, reconciliation, enrichment and linking and how to streamline the process of new metadata creation. Metadata experts Seth van Hooland and Ruben Verborgh introduce the key concepts of metadata standards and Linked Data and how they can be practically applied to existing metadata, giving readers the tools and understanding to achieve maximum results with limited resources. Readers will learn how to critically assess and use (semi-)automated methods of managing metadata through hands-on exercises within the book and on the accompanying website. Each chapter is built around a case study from institutions around the world, demonstrating how freely available tools are being successfully used in different metadata contexts. This handbook delivers the necessary conceptual and practical understanding to empower practitioners to make the right decisions when making their organisations resources accessible on the Web. Key topics include: - The value of metadata Metadata creation – architecture, data models and standards - Metadata cleaning - Metadata reconciliation - Metadata enrichment through Linked Data and named-entity recognition - Importing and exporting metadata - Ensuring a sustainable publishing model. Readership: This will be an invaluable guide for metadata practitioners and researchers within all cultural heritage contexts, from library cataloguers and archivists to museum curatorial staff. It will also be of interest to students and academics within information science and digital humanities fields. IT managers with responsibility for information systems, as well as strategy heads and budget holders, at cultural heritage organisations, will find this a valuable decision-making aid.

Messerschmitt Bf 109

Author : Jan Forsgren
Genre : History
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Cultivating Engaged Staff

Author : Margaret Zelman Law
ISBN : 1440852227
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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Specifically written about the library work environment, this book offers strategies for creating and maintaining a positive and supportive LIS environment that will engage all types of staff, resulting in increased performance. * Provides specific instruction to help librarians implement a popular, proven-effective management technique * Shows library managers how to increase performance and productivity at any level of management through research-based methods * Presents reflective questions to encourage thinking about one's impact in the workplace

Library Information Science Abstracts

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ISBN : UOM:39015079680461
Genre : Information science
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Curating Research Data

Author : Lisa R. Johnston
ISBN : 083898858X
Genre : Data curation in libraries
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Data are becoming the proverbial coin of the digital realm: a research commodity that might purchase reputation credit in a disciplinary culture of data sharing, or buy transparency when faced with funding agency mandates or publisher scrutiny. Unlike most monetary systems, however, digital data can flow in all too great an abundance. Not only does this currency actually grow on trees, but it comes from animals, books, thoughts, and each of us! And that is what makes data curation so essential. The abundance of digital research data challenges library and information science professionals to harness this flow of information streaming from research discovery and scholarly pursuit and preserve the unique evidence for future use. Volume One of Curating Research Data explores the variety of reasons, motivations, and drivers for why data curation services are needed in the context of academic and disciplinary data repository efforts. Twelve chapters, divided into three parts, take an in-depth look at the complex practice of data curation as it emerges around us. Part I sets the stage for data curation by describing current policies, data sharing cultures, and collaborative efforts currently underway that impact potential services. Part II brings several key issues, such as cost recovery and marketing strategy, into focus for practitioners when considering how to put data curation services in action. Finally, Part III describes the full lifecycle of data by examining the ethical and practical reuse issues that data curation practitioners must consider as we strive to prepare data for the future. Digital data is ubiquitous and rapidly reshaping how scholarship progresses now and into the future. The information expertise of librarians can help ensure the resiliency of digital data, and the information it represents, by addressing how the meaning, integrity, and provenance of digital data generated by researchers today will be captured and conveyed to future researchers.

Linked Data For Cultural Heritage

Author : Ed Jones
ISBN : 083891439X
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With its roots in computer science, linked data is unfamiliar territory for many library catalogers. But since the origins of MARC nearly 50 years ago, the value of machine-readable library records has only grown. Today linked data is essential for sharing library collections on the open web, especially the digital cultural heritage in the collections of libraries, archives, and museums. In this book, the Association of Library Collections and Technical Services (ALCTS) gathers a stellar list of contributors to help readers understand linked data concepts by examining practice and projects based in familiar concepts like authority control. Topped by an insider's perspective on OCLC's experiments with and the Library of Congress's BIBFRAME project, the book addresses such topics as: a simplified description of linked data, summing up its promises and challenges; controlled vocabularies for the web; broadening use of library-curated vocabularies; how the complexity of AV models reveals the limitations of retrospective conversion; BIBFRAME's triplestore data model; ways libraries are helping science researchers share their data, with descriptions of projects underway at major institutions; balancing the nuance within an element set with the sameness needed for sharing; and the influence of projects such as Europeana and Digital Public Library of America. This survey of the cultural heritage landscape will be a key resource for catalogers and those in the metadata community.

Information Resource Description

Author : Philip Hider
ISBN : 9781856046671
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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An overview of the field of information organization that examines resource description as both a product and process of the contemporary digital environment. This timely book employs the unifying mechanism of the semantic web and the resource description framework to integrate the various traditions and practices of information and knowledge organization. Uniquely, it covers both the domain-specific traditions and practices and the practices of the ‘metadata movement’ through a single lens – that of resource description in the broadest, semantic web sense. This approach more readily accommodates coverage of the new Resource Description and Access (RDA) standard, which aims to move library cataloguing into the centre of the semantic web. The work surrounding RDA looks set to revolutionise the field of information organization, and this book will bring both the standard and its model and concepts into focus. Key topics include: • information resource attributes • metadata for information retrieval • metadata sources and quality • economics and management of metadata • knowledge organization systems • the semantic web • books and e-books, websites and audiovisual resources • business and government documents • learning resources • the field of information/knowledge organization. Readership: LIS students taking information organization courses at undergraduate and postgraduate levels, information professionals wishing to specialise in the metadata area, and existing metadata specialists who wish to update their knowledge.

Administering The School Library Media Center

Author : John Thomas Gillespie
ISBN : UOM:39015005726057
Genre : Instructional materials centers
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Anglo American Cataloguing Rules

Author : Joint Steering Committee for Revision of AACR.
ISBN : 0838933602
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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From the impact of the Anglo-American Cataloguing Rules, including amendments, to technology's potential for increasing productivity, you need to keep abreast of the latest changes and the newest innovations. These detailed guides will help you: -- Determine hardware and software needs for technical services workstations -- Accurately catalog material from serials to reproductions to interactive multimedia -- Integrate preservation activities into the acquisition process The essential working tool for catalogers in public, academic, school, and special libraries. Integrates the complete text of the 1978 edition (with corrections) and all changes authorized since 1978 by the Joint Steering Committee. Additions include rules for digital sound recordings and microcomputer software, regulations for certain nonprint and cartographic materials, wider coverage of materials for the visually impaired, and revised appendixes and glossary. Published jointly by the Canadian Library Association and The Library Association, London. The 1993 Amendments are available as a separate packet.

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