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Title:MASHing metadata: Legacy issues in OAI harvesting from three digital libraries
Author(s):Khoo, Michael; Tudhope, Doug; Binding, Ceri; Jones, Hilary; Orrego, Ivan; Ahn, Jae-wook
Subject(s):digital libraries
knowledge management
information systems
research methods
dublin core
legacy issues
metadata harvesting
Abstract:This note reports on efforts to build a generalizable OAI-PMH workflow to retrieve metadata sets from unrelated digital libraries. This effort is part of a wider effort to build a database to aggregate metadata from different digital libraries, which can then be used as the basis for content analysis and data mining experiments with the metadata records. A pilot metadata harvest from three digital libraries using OAIPMH encountered a number of issues, arising from idiosyncratic legacy characteristics of each of the three metadata sets. In the end, the harvests had to be manually tailored to each library. OAI-PMH proved to be a useful approach, but only after communication with each digital library had identified important characteristics of each metadata set, including many legacy characteristics, which had to be accounted for in the harvest.
Issue Date:2013-02
Citation Info:Khoo, M., Tudhope, D., Binding, C., Jones, H., Orrego, I., & Ahn, J-w. (2013). MASHing metadata: Legacy issues in OAI harvesting from three digital libraries. iConference 2013 Proceedings (pp. 497-501). doi:10.9776/13263
Genre:Conference Paper / Presentation
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:2013-01-30

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