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Title:Is Quality Metadata Shareable Metadata? The Implications of Local Metadata Practices for Federated Collections
Author(s):Shreeves, Sarah L.; Knutson, Ellen M.; Stvilia, Besiki; Palmer, Carole L.; Twidale, Michael B.; Cole, Timothy W.
Open Archives Initiative Protocol for Metadata Harvesting (OAI PMH)
Information quality
Abstract:This study of metadata quality was conducted by the IMLS Digital Collections and Content (DCC) project team ( using quantitative and qualitative analysis of metadata authoring practices of several projects funded through the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) National Leadership Grant (NLG) program. We present a number of statistical characterizations of metadata samples drawn from a large corpus harvested through the Open Archives Initiative (OAI) Protocol for Metadata Harvesting (PMH) and interpret these findings in relation to general quality dimensions and metadata practices that occur at the local level. We discuss the impact of these kinds of quality on aggregation and suggest quality control and normalization processes that may improve search and discovery services at the aggregated level.
Issue Date:2005
Publisher:Association of College and Research Libraries
Citation Info:In H.A. Thompson (Ed.) Proceedings of the Twelfth National Conference of the Association of College and Research Libraries, April 7-10 2005, Minneapolis, MN. Chicago, IL: Association of College and Research Libraries. p. 223-237.
Genre:Conference Paper / Presentation
Publication Status:published or submitted for publication
Peer Reviewed:is peer reviewed
Sponsor:Institute of Museum and Library Services Grant LG-02-02-0281
Date Available in IDEALS:2006-10-19

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