Metadata for Information Management and Retrieval, 2nd edition

Dec 2017 | 272pp

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Metadata for Information Management and Retrieval, 2nd edition
Understanding metadata and its use

David Haynes

This new and updated second edition of a classic text provides a thought-provoking introduction to metadata for all library and information students and professionals.

Metadata for Information Management and Retrieval has been fully revised by David Haynes to bring it up to date with new technology and standards. The new edition, containing new chapters on Metadata Standards and Encoding Schemes, assesses the current theory and practice of metadata and examines key developments in terms of both policy and technology. 

Coverage includes:

  • an introduction to the concept of metadata
  • a description of the main components of metadata systems and standards
  • an overview of the scope of metadata and its applications
  • a description of typical information retrieval issues in corporate and research environments
  • a demonstration of ways in which metadata is used to improve retrieval
  • a look at ways in which metadata is used to manage information
  • consideration of the role of metadata in information governance.

This book is essential reading for library and information students at undergraduate and postgraduate level and will also be useful reading for LIS professionals looking for an accessible introduction to metadata.

List of figures and tables              

Preface

Acknowledgements

PART I: METADATA CONCEPTS  

1. Introduction 

2. Defining, describing and expressing metadata              

3. Data modelling            

4. Metadata Standards 

PART II: PURPOSES OF METADATA          

5. Resource identitification and description (Purpose 1)

6. Retrieving information (Purpose 2)    

7. Managing information resources (Purpose 3)

8. Managing intellectual property rights (Purpose 4)       

9. Supporting e-commerce and e-government (Purpose 5)

10. Information governance (Purpose 6)

PART III: MANAGING METADATA            

11. Managing metadata               

12. Taxonomies and encoding schemes

13. Very large data collections   

14. Politics and ethics of metadata          

 Index

Review of the previous edition:

"...a very sound introduction to current metadata concepts for librarians and information workers alike. There is no doubt that it is already a key text on Library and Information Science courses and will remain so for many years."
- Marieke Guy, Ariadne

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