Part One illustrates projects serving teachers, universities, Canadian educators, statewide collaborations, and geographical information, while Part Two addresses future trends. Considering these examples, with their unvarnished "lessons learned," librarians will derive answers to such technical questions as:What are the major standards relevant to digital libraries?How do these elements relate to one another and to traditionallibrary practices?How do planners integrate cutting edge metadata issues intoproject planning?What does the future hold for harvesting, re-use, and re-purposingof information?
Sharing detailed results in candid reports, the contributors provide valuable information not readily available anywhere else. This collection offers project planners, metadata librarians, systems and technical services librarians, and catalogers a problem-solving approach and real-world supplement for their metadata needs.
As in the previous edition, this book takes a "real world approach," covering everything from basic and advanced search tools to online subject databases. Each chapter includes a thorough discussion, recap, concrete examples, exercises, and points to consider, making this an ideal text for courses in database searching as well as a trustworthy professional resource.
The book first delineates emerging technologies and their impact on reference services and bibliographic instruction. It then discusses the resultant restructuring of reference services and the relationship between librarians and patrons. Bibliographic instruction is presented as a new paradigm based on the imperative that no faculty member should teach and no student should graduate without being fully information literate. The work also discusses staffing, organization, and financial support, and the structural and political placement of the library within the parent organization.
This illustrated book on using metadata standards and
controlled vocabularies to catalog and provide accurate end-user access to
images of works of art also focuses on decisions that must be made about the
arrangement of visual records, descriptive principles and methodologies, and
requirements for access. Introduction to
Art Image Access addresses the issues that underlie a visual collection to
make it accessible in an electronic environment. A glossary, selected
bibliography, and list of acronyms and URLS are included.
Both descriptive and nondescriptive forms of metadata are defined (including the TEI Header, the Dublin Core, EAD, GILS, ONIX, and the Data Documentation Initiative) and applied to actual library functions. Illustrations show how different forms of metadata look, advantages and disadvantages, and where they're best applied in the library.
Geared to librarians who need a solid foundation to understanding and using metadata efficiently, Metadata Fundamentals for All Librarians is the first stop for public and academic librarians, catalogers, and digital and reference librarians in their journey through the metadata landscape.
Now for the first time, under the leadership of the Visual Resources Association, a cross-section of five visual and cultural heritage experts, along with scores of reviewers from varied institutions, have created a new data content standard focused on cultural materials.
This cutting-edge reference offers practical resources for cataloging and flexibility to meet the needs of a wide range of institutions—from libraries to museums to archives. Consistently following these guidelines for selecting, ordering, and formatting data used to populate metadata elements in cultural materials' catalog records:Promotes good descriptive cataloging and reduces redundancyBuilds a foundation of shared documentationCreates data sharing opportunitiesEnhances end-user access across institutional boundariesComplements existing standards (AACR)
This is a must-have reference for museum professionals, visual resources curators, archivists, librarians and anyone who documents cultural objects (including architecture, paintings, sculpture, prints, manuscripts, photographs, visual media, performance art, archaeological sites, and artifacts) and their images.