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 language||English (US)|
|State||Published - 2005|
|Event||Twelfth National Conference of the Association of College and Research Libraries - Minneapolis, United States|
Duration: Apr 7 2005 → Apr 10 2005
|Conference||Twelfth National Conference of the Association of College and Research Libraries|
|Period||4/7/05 → 4/10/05|
- Metadata interoperability
- Metadata quality
- Metadata aggregation
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Library and Information Sciences
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.