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Assessing Descriptive Substance in Free-Text Collection-Level Metadata

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Title: Assessing Descriptive Substance in Free-Text Collection-Level Metadata
Author(s): Zavalina, Oksana L.; Palmer, Carole L.; Jackson, Amy S.; Han, Myung-Ja
Subject(s): descriptive metadata collection-level metadata Dublin Core Collection Application Profile federated digital collections collection properties IMLS Digital Collections and Content project
Abstract: Collection-level metadata has the potential to provide important information about the features and purpose of individual collections. This paper reports on a content analysis of collection records in an aggregation of cultural heritage collections. The findings show that the free-text Description field often provides more accurate and complete representation of subjects and object types than the specified fields. Properties such as importance, uniqueness, comprehensiveness, provenance, and creator are articulated, as well as other vital contextual information about the intentions of a collector and the value of a collection, as a whole, for scholarly users. The results demonstrate that the semantically rich free-text Description field is essential to understanding the context of collections in large aggregations and can serve as a source of data for enhancing and customizing controlled vocabularies
Issue Date: 2008-09
Citation Info: Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Dublin Core and Metadata Applications, Berlin, Germany, September 22-25, 2008
Genre: Conference Paper / Presentation
Type: Text
Language: English
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2142/9089
Publication Status: published or submitted for publication
Peer Reviewed: is peer reviewed
Sponsor: IMLS NLG Research and Demonstration grant LG-06-07-0020-07
Date Available in IDEALS: 2008-09-30
 

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