An Emergent Theory Of Digital Library Metadata: Enrich Then Filter

Paperback | August 19, 2015

byGetaneh Alemu, brett StevensEditorGetaneh Alemu

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An Emergent Theory of Digital Library Metadata is a reaction to the current digital library landscape that is being challenged with growing online collections and changing user expectations. The theory provides the conceptual underpinnings for a new approach which moves away from expert defined standardised metadata to a user driven approach with users as metadata co-creators. Moving away from definitive, authoritative, metadata to a system that reflects the diversity of users terminologies, it changes the current focus on metadata simplicity and efficiency to one of metadata enriching, which is a continuous and evolving process of data linking. From predefined description to information conceptualised, contextualised and filtered at the point of delivery. By presenting this shift, this book provides a coherent structure in which future technological developments can be considered. Metadata is valuable when continuously enriched by experts and users Metadata enriching results from ubiquitous linkin Metadata is a resource that should be linked openly The power of metadata is unlocked when enriched metadata is filtered for users individually

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An Emergent Theory of Digital Library Metadata is a reaction to the current digital library landscape that is being challenged with growing online collections and changing user expectations. The theory provides the conceptual underpinnings for a new approach which moves away from expert defined standardised metadata to a user driven ap...

Dr Getaneh Alemu is an Information Professional and Researcher who is currently working as a Cataloguing and Metadata Librarian at Southampton Solent University, United Kingdom. He has worked and studied in higher education for more than 15 years in Ethiopia, Belgium, Norway, Estonia and the United Kingdom. He worked as a lecturer and ...
Format:PaperbackDimensions:134 pages, 8.75 × 6.35 × 0.68 inPublished:August 19, 2015Publisher:Woodhead PublishingLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0081003854

ISBN - 13:9780081003855

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Table of Contents

  • Chapter One: Overview of Standards-based Metadata Approaches
  • Chapter Two: Changing Users Needs
  • Chapter Three: The Web 2.0 Paradigm and the Emergence of Socially-Constructed Metadata Approaches
  • Chapter Four: The Emergence of Socially-Constructed Metadata Approaches
  • Chapter Five: The Principle of Metadata Enriching
  • Chapter Six: The Principle of Metadata Linking
  • Chapter Seven: The Principle of Metadata Openness
  • Chapter Eight: The Principle of Metadata Filtering
  • Chapter Nine: The Emergence of a Theory of Metadata Enriching and Filtering
  • Chapter Ten: Implications of the Emergent Theory of Metadata Enriching and Filtering
  • Conclusion and Future Research