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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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The “F-Word”: Folksonomies (Give them a Chance!)

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 Amy Berish and Amy Dinkins As individuals we...

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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....