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Title:Proposal to Extend the IMLS Collection Registry and Metadata Repository Project
Subject(s):IMLS DCC
Digital libraries
Grant proposal
Abstract:Work to date to implement, study, and develop the IMLS collection registry and item-level metadata repository hosted at the University of Illinois has furthered our understanding of such systems and yielded new insights into their utility for the IMLS community. The collection registry currently includes records for 151 NLG-funded collections; the item-level metadata repository includes nearly 200,000 records from 31 of those collections. We have achieved a better understanding of digital collection-level description attributes and schemas, of the impact of local metadata authoring practice on metadata aggregators, and of current metadata quality (considered in terms of utility for aggregation). Ongoing work will yield findings about use models and interface design approaches for the baseline registry and repository. Major goals of our original proposal will be met by the end of this calendar year. However, work to date also has raised new issues and complexities that can only be addressed through additional experimentation and research. Public accessibility from this summer to the registry and repository will provide opportunities to extend initial findings. To maximize benefits from work so far, and to make best decisions and plans for continuance of the registry and repository after completion of this grant, we recommend that IMLS extend the current grant to the University of Illinois to include added research and experimentation.
Issue Date:2005-07
Publication Status:unpublished
Peer Reviewed:not peer reviewed
Date Available in IDEALS:2007-05-18

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