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Title:Searching for theory in metadata
Author(s):Li, Ben
Subject(s):Metadata
theory
Standards
bibliometrics and scholarly communication
digital curation and preservation
history and philosophy of information
knowledge management
information systems
Abstract:This paper argues to include descriptions of theories alongside metadata descriptions of data. It compares several metadata infrastructure standards for interdisciplinary collaboration that include or exclude theory, and finds that metadata infrastructures for some “soft” sciences are more explicit about embedded theories than some “hard” sciences. This paper concludes by proposing to borrow an approach from social sciences for use in the hard sciences in order to explicitly address theoretical ambiguity embedded in seemingly hard data.
Issue Date:2013-02
Publisher:iSchools
Citation Info:Li, B. (2013). Searching for theory in metadata. iConference 2013 Proceedings (pp. 377-388). doi:10.9776/13216
Genre:Conference Paper / Presentation
Type:Text
Language:English
URI:http://hdl.handle.net/2142/36038
DOI:10.9776/13216
Publication Status:published or submitted for publication
Peer Reviewed:is peer reviewed
Rights Information:Copyright © 2013 is held by the authors. Copyright permissions, when appropriate, must be obtained directly from the authors.
Date Available in IDEALS:2013-01-28


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