IMLS Digital Collections and Content (IMLS DCC)
No additional materials will be added to this collection as the project has ended.
The IMLS Digital Collections and Content (DCC) project was a five-year effort at the University of Illinois to build a national infrastructure for adaptable, interoperable, and sustainable digital collections. This collaboration with IMLS and IMLS-funded projects supports IMLS' mission to create a nation of learners and sustain cultural heritage.
(2010-10-25)Collections of artifacts, images, texts, and other cultural objects are not arbitrary aggregations, but are designed to support specific research and scholarly activities. Collection-level metadata directly supports this ...
(American Society for Information Science and Technology, 2010-10-25)At present there are no established collection development methods for building large-scale digital aggregations. However, to realize the potential of the collective base of digital content and advance scholarship, ...
(2010-07-29)This paper describes the development of a testbed for formalized categories of collection-item metadata relationships. Because these categories are characterized using logic-based formal languages and are most naturally ...
(Haworth Press, 2008-12)When many collections are brought together in a federation or aggregation, the attributes of the original collections can become difficult to discern. Collection-level metadata has the potential to provide important context ...
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(2010-05-14)Update on the Collection/Item Metadata Relationships working group of the IMLS Digital Collections and Content project.