Repository Metadata: Approaches and Challenges

Show full item record

Title: Repository Metadata: Approaches and Challenges
Author: Reynolds, David; Chapman, John W.; Shreeves, Sarah
Abstract: Many institutional repositories have pursued a mixed metadata environment, relying on description by multiple workflows. Strategies may include metadata converted from other systems, metadata elicited from the document creator or manager, and metadata created by library or repository staff. Additional editing or proofing may or may not occur. The mixed environment brings challenges of creation, management, and access. In this article, repository efforts at three major universities are discussed. All three repositories run on the DSpace software package, and the opportunities and limitations of that system will be examined. The authors discuss local strategies in light of current thinking on metadata creation, user behavior, and the aggregation of heterogeneous metadata. The contrasts between the mission of each repository effort will show the importance of local customization, while the experience of all three institutions forms the basis for recommendations on strategies of benefit to a wide range of librarians and repository planners.
URI: http://jhir.library.jhu.edu/handle/1774.2/33517
Date: 2009
Citation: Chapman, John W., et al. "Repository Metadata: Approaches and Challenges" Cataloging and Classification Quarterly 47, nr. 3/4 (2009): 309-325, http://catalogingandclassificationquarterly.com/ccq47nr3-4.html
Subject: heterogeneity
institutional repository
DSpace
metadata

Files in this item

Files Size Format Download
RepositoryMetadata_CCQ_FINAL.pdf 87.49Kb application/pdf Download

The following license files are associated with this item:

This item appears in the following Collection(s)

Show full item record