Metadata, Second Edition by Marcia Lei Zeng

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Metadata remains the solution for describing the explosively growing, complex world of digital information, and continues to be of paramount importance for information professionals. Providing a solid grounding in the variety and interrelationships among different metadata types, Zeng and Qin's thorough revision of their benchmark text offers a comprehensive look at the metadata schemas that exist in the world of library and information science and beyond, as well as the contexts in which they operate. Cementing its value as both an LIS text and a handy reference for professionals already in the field, this bookLays out the fundamentals of metadata, including principles of metadata, structures of metadata vocabularies, and metadata descriptionsSurveys metadata standards and their applications in distinct domains and for various communities of metadata practiceExamines metadata building blocks, from modeling to defining properties, and from designing application profiles to implementing value vocabulariesDescribes important concepts as resource identification, metadata as linked data, consumption of metadata, interoperability, and quality measurementOffers an updated glossary to help readers navigate metadata s complex terms in easy-to-understand definitionsAn online resource of web extras, packed with exercises, quizzes, and links to additional materials, completes this definitive primer on metadata.
 

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Published February 29, 2016 by ALA Neal-Schuman. 584 pages
Genres: Political & Social Sciences, Education & Reference, Computers & Technology.

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The long-awaited second edition of Zeng's (library & information science, Kent State Univ.; FRSAD: Conceptual Modeling of Aboutness) and Qin's (information studies, Syracuse Univ.; Knowledge Discovery in Bibliographic Databases) text provides over 30 percent more content, not including its two di...

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