- 22nd Apr 2016
- 228mm x 156mm x 31mm
PART 1: FUNDAMENTALS OF METADATA 1. Introduction 2. Understanding Metadata Vocabularies 3. Creating Metadata Descriptions PART 2: METADATA BUILDING BLOCKS 4. Metadata Structures and Semantics 5. Metadata Schemas PART 3: METADATA SERVICES 6. Metadata Services 7. Metadata Quality Measurement and Improvement 8. Achieving Interoperability PART 4: METADATA OUTLOOK IN RESEARCH 9. Metadata Research Landscape PART 5: METADATA STANDARDS 10. Current Standards
The writing is engaging and memorable, especially when considering the technical nature of the subject matter. Visual learners will also appreciate the numerous illustrations, examples, and tables. No practitioner could ever hope to master every concept herein, but careful readers will undoubtedly feel their horizons expanding.
This revision of Zeng and Qin's benchmark textbook offers a refreshed look at the metadata schemas that exist in the world of library, archive, and museum (LAM) communities...Part I provides an excellent and thorough introduction to the standards, principles, and vocabularies. It helpfully and clearly distinguishes between the different types of metadata standards, which in my experience are frequently confused by colleagues.
I highly recommend this book to the instructor of metadata and information organization (or the serious student) as an essential desk reference; individual chapters and sections are completely appropriate for use as supplemental readings in a variety of courses where details about particular concepts related to metadata are required.
Technical Services Quarterly (University of South Carolina)