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Metadata for Special Collections in CONTENTdm: How to Improve Interoperability of Unique Fields Through OAI-PMH

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Title: Metadata for Special Collections in CONTENTdm: How to Improve Interoperability of Unique Fields Through OAI-PMH
Author(s): Han, Myung-Ja; Cho, Christine; Cole, Timothy W.; Jackson, Amy S.
Subject(s): Dublin Core CONTENTdm OAI-PMH Interoperability of metadata Metadata Mapping
Abstract: Collection curators develop locally defined unique fields to support local requirements. As per the guidelines of the Open Archives Initiative Protocol for Metadata Harvesting (OAI-PMH), Simple Dublin Core is the minimum requirement for exposing metadata to aggregators. Oftentimes the level of specificity of unique local fields is not translated well to Dublin Core, which may hinder the interoperability of the item metadata record. This paper researched 21 digital collections that were hosted in CONTENTdm. The objective was to explore the use and issues of unique fields in local context and recommend best practices that will increase the interoperability of metadata for special collections.
Issue Date: 2009-12
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Group
Citation Info: Journal of Library Metadata. 9(3):213-238.
Genre: Article
Type: Text
Language: English
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2142/15415
DOI: 10.1080/19386380903405124
Publication Status: published or submitted for publication
Peer Reviewed: is peer reviewed
Date Available in IDEALS: 2010-04-20
 

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