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Title:Promoting shareability: Metadata activities of the DLF Aquifer initiative
Author(s):Riley, Jenn; Chapman, John; Shreeves, Sarah L.; Akerman, Laura; Landis, William
Subject(s):Digital Library Federation Aquifer Initiative
Metadata interoperability
Metadata Object Description Standard (MODS)
Open Archives Initiative Protocol for Metadata Harvesting (OAI PMH)
Abstract:This article describes the progress of the Digital Library Federation’s Aquifer Metadata Working Group and demonstrates a model for the construction, application, and testing of collaboratively-developed best practices for sharing metadata in the digital library environment. We set the metadata aggregation context in which the Aquifer initiative began, describe the development of a set of Implementation Guidelines for Shareable MODS Records and their supporting documentation and tools, and discuss how this work has contributed to the understanding of what features metadata describing primary source and humanities-based resources needs in order to support scholarly use. We end with a summary of future efforts for the Aquifer initiative, and how its lessons can be applied in other metadata harvesting environments.
Issue Date:2008
Publisher:Haworth Press, Inc.
Citation Info:Riley, Jenn, John Chapman, Sarah L. Shreeves, Laura Akerman, and William Landis. 2008. Promoting shareability: Metadata activities of the DLF Aquifer initiative. Journal of Library Metadata 8, no. 3: 221-247. (Final Draft Manuscript)
Publication Status:published or submitted for publication
Peer Reviewed:is peer reviewed
Sponsor:The work described here was partially funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation for its support.
Rights Information:Copyright 2008 Haworth Press, Inc.
Date Available in IDEALS:2008-11-08

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