Is 'quality' metadata 'shareable' metadata? The implications of local metadata practice on federated collections

Sarah L. Shreeves, Ellen Knutson, Besiki Stvilia, Carole L. Palmer, Michael B. Twidale, Timothy W. Cole

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Abstract

This study of metadata quality was conducted by the IMLS Digital Collections and Content (DCC) project team (http://imlsdcc.grainger.uiuc.edu/) using quantitative and qualitative analysis of metadata authoring practices of several projects funded through the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) National Leadership Grant (NLG) program. We present a number of statistical characterizations of metadata samples drawn from a large corpus harvested through the Open Archives Initiative (OAI) Protocol for Metadata Harvesting (PMH) and interpret these findings in relation to general quality dimensions and metadata practices that occur at the local level. We discuss the impact of these kinds of quality on aggregation and suggest quality control and normalization processes that may improve search and discovery services at the aggregated level.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages223-237
StatePublished - 2005
Externally publishedYes
EventTwelfth National Conference of the Association of College and Research Libraries - Minneapolis, United States
Duration: Apr 7 2005Apr 10 2005

Conference

ConferenceTwelfth National Conference of the Association of College and Research Libraries
CountryUnited States
CityMinneapolis
Period4/7/054/10/05

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Keywords

  • Metadata interoperability
  • Metadata quality
  • Metadata aggregation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Library and Information Sciences

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Shreeves, S. L., Knutson, E., Stvilia, B., Palmer, C. L., Twidale, M. B., & Cole, T. W. (2005). Is 'quality' metadata 'shareable' metadata? The implications of local metadata practice on federated collections. 223-237. Paper presented at Twelfth National Conference of the Association of College and Research Libraries, Minneapolis, United States.