|Abstract:||As many academic and research libraries are considering or have already started developing digital scholarly publishing programs, these programs need to find a proper way to create metadata for access to these new publications. However, metadata for digital publications has its own challenges in two areas: metadata schemas and controlled vocabularies. For example, metadata for digital publications requires a specific set of metadata elements that are different from traditional print resources. Also, in order for scholarly digital publications to be managed and discovered with other books that are published by established publishing houses, the application of subject headings should be described using controlled vocabularies that are standard in the publishing community, such as BISAC (https://www.bisg.org/bisac/bisac-subject-codes), and represented in the ONIX format in addition to MARC and MODS, metadata schemas used in the library domain. Furthermore, as libraries are moving forward towards the semantic web and linked data, metadata should also include linked data components that would increase the discoverability of resources on the web.
This poster introduces a metadata creation tool for electronic resources including digital publications, Metadata Maker for E-books (http://quest.library.illinois.edu/marcmaker/ebooks/) created to support these needs. The tool utilizes two subject headings: FAST for traditional library description, and BISAC subject codes and terms for publishers. Metadata Maker provides users, who may have minimal metadata knowledge and experience, a tool to create metadata in five different formats: MARC, MARCXML, MODS, schema.org embedded HTML, and ONIX for Books, depending on their needs.