Introduction to metadata, part 2

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  • Enter text: fish ladder, choose first Ask about descriptive/administrative/structural metadata Metadata is Dublin Core. Cannot see here (don’t have access) but can identify the types from the display. Most of the first half data is descriptive; second half is administrative (especially technical)
  • Introduction to metadata, part 2

    1. 1. February 25, 2013Richard Sapon-White
    2. 2.  Source of metadata (external vs. internal) Method of metadata creation ◦ Automatic vs. human  For humans: Expert or non-expert creator Static vs. Dynamic Structure Semantics Level of description 2
    3. 3.  Internal: file name, file format, title assigned by author/creator External: URL, changes tracked, rights and legal information Is the metadata intrinsic to the resource or does it come from outside of the resource? 3
    4. 4.  Generated by automation: keyword indexes, transaction logs Generated by humans: ◦ By experts: catalog records ◦ By non-experts: folksonomy (tags), keywords assigned by thesis authors, FAST 4
    5. 5.  Static: never changes ◦ File size ◦ How the object was created Dynamic: changes, modifications ◦ Rights information ◦ User transaction logs 5
    6. 6.  Describes the internal organization of a resource Primarily of importance for machine processing, not for users Examples: ◦ Structured: MARC, TEI, EAD ◦ Unstructured: note fields, free-text fields 6
    7. 7.  Controlled metadata, such as controlled vocabularies, and the rules that guide content ◦ LCSH, VRA, AACR2, DACS Uncontrolled metadata, such as tags, free-text notes 7
    8. 8.  Does the data relate to an individual resource or a collection of resources? Item level description or Collection level description 8
    9. 9. See handoutFirst 2 columns – in-class http://nwda.orbiscascade.org/ark:/80444/xv71365/op=fstyle.as http://ir.library.oregonstate.edu/xmlui/handle/1957/28339Last 2 columns – homework (to be done individually)Due March 4 (next Monday). Late homework will be docked one point for each day late. If you are ill, please send me an email. 9
    10. 10. See handoutFirst 2 columns – in-class http://nwda.orbiscascade.org/ark:/80444/xv71365/op=fstyle.as http://ir.library.oregonstate.edu/xmlui/handle/1957/28339Last 2 columns – homework (to be done individually)Due March 4 (next Monday). Late homework will be docked one point for each day late. If you are ill, please send me an email. 9

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