Category: Analysis

Longform discussions of topics of interest in the metadata community, such as standards development, collaborations with archives, museums, and other metadata communities, and new technologies.

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MSC / Metadata Interest Group presentation ALA 2017

At ALA Annual, 2017 Jenn Riley, Lauren Corbett, Erik Mitchell and Michael Bolam presented the case study from the MSC evaluation of NISO standard tag suite standard at the ALCTS Metadata Interst Group meeting The group shared their experience from...

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Metadata between Archivists’ Toolkit and ArchivesSpace

The following post was submitted by students enrolled in LIS2407 – Metadata at the University of Pittsburgh School of Information Sciences. For more information on the series, see the introductory post.  By Dominique Luster and Jon Klosinski Archivists’ Toolkit (AT) is an...

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Enabling Access to Resources in Non-Latin Scripts

Somewhere between the realm of the symbolic and the Lacanian Real, there exists something akin to Michael Binkley’s Anxiety Closet of resurgent Bloom County fame:  characters living there may all have identifiable names, but they have a tendency to remain...

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Practicalities of Standards Adoption

The following post was submitted by students enrolled in LIS2407 – Metadata at the University of Pittsburgh School of Information Sciences. For more information on the series, see the introductory post.  By Megan Massanelli and Mary Phillips The “DRAFT Checklist for...

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Some International Dimensions of Metadata

Fellow Metaware contributor Carolyn Hansen opened up some interesting areas of discussion in her piece, “Standardizing Metadata for Digital Humanities.” She examines issues of context and ethics relating to Digital Humanities, where standards for the Text Encoding Initiative (TEI) predominate....

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BIBFRAME and RDF vocabulary reuse

The conversations surrounding BIBFRAME can be dizzying with unfamiliar terminology, questions posed in areas the library community has little experience with, and our community thinking aloud and learning as we go. These discussions and issues are deep, with many competing perspectives....