Nevada Statewide Large-scale Digitization Workshop
UNLV Libraries, Las Vegas, NV
Overview of the metadata role in resource description, resource discovery and website faceting. The presentation discusses metadata consistency, granularity and types (descriptive, administrative and structural) with emphasis on technical and preservation metadata. The presentation introduces Dublin Core element set as well as other popular metadata schemas and their applications. The presentation also outlines the benefits of metadata reuse and the significant role of the Metadata application profile in structuring, normalizing, disambiguating and making metadata consistent and interoperable. Additionally, it points out the significance of using controlled vocabularies and their role in disambiguating words, synonym control and consistency across collections. Introduces types of controlled vocabularies and their applications, followed by examples of some issues related to inconsistency and redundancy when applying metadata using the large-scale digitization approach.
Metadata; Controlled vocabularies; Metadata consistency; Metadata schemas; Metadata application profile; Metadata reuse; Metadata redundancy
Library and Information Science
Metadata: An Overview for Digital Collections.
Presentation at Nevada Statewide Large-scale Digitization Workshop,
UNLV Libraries, Las Vegas, NV.
Available at: https://digitalscholarship.unlv.edu/libfacpresentation/190