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  1. 1. DC-dot Andy Powell [email_address] UKOLN, University of Bath House of Commons Library April 2003
  2. 2. DC-dot introduction <ul><li>demonstrator application </li></ul><ul><li>allow people to create simple descriptions </li></ul><ul><li>show potential for extracting metadata from the resource </li></ul><ul><li>show what DC looks like in practice </li></ul><ul><li>not really a production tool as such </li></ul><ul><li>workflow issues with Web-based tools, integration with editors, etc. </li></ul>
  3. 3. DC-dot demo <ul><li>http://www. ukoln .ac. uk /metadata/ dcdot / </li></ul><ul><li>( canned demo ) </li></ul>
  4. 4. Your problem… <ul><li>build ‘discovery’ service </li></ul><ul><li>primarily textual documents </li></ul><ul><li>multiple formats (HTML, MS-Office, PDF, …) </li></ul><ul><li>full-text index vs. metadata-based approach </li></ul><ul><li>consider discovery-strategies that aren’t well supported by full-text approach </li></ul><ul><ul><li>subject browse </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>author search </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>resource-type search </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Your problem… <ul><li>focus on functional requirements </li></ul><ul><li>what do you want people to be able to do </li></ul>
  6. 6. Issues <ul><li>metadata schema </li></ul><ul><ul><li>simple DC, qualified DC, e-GMS, … </li></ul></ul><ul><li>cataloguing guidelines </li></ul><ul><ul><li>format of author names, etc. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>workflow issues </li></ul><ul><ul><li>who creates metadata </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>using what tools </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>who checks/validates/enhances metadata </li></ul></ul><ul><li>terminology (controlled vocabularies) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>dc:subject, dc:type </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. Issues <ul><li>encoding issues </li></ul><ul><ul><li>embedding in HTML? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>XML linked from HTML? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>RDF/XML linked from HTML? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>embedded into other formats (MS-Office, PDF, etc.) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>available tools </li></ul><ul><ul><li>editor support for metadata </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>search engine support for metadata </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. Questions…

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