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Metadata Standards and Web Services in Libraries Archives and Museums An Active Learning Resource

Metadata Standards and Web Services in Libraries  Archives  and Museums  An Active Learning Resource Author Erik Mitchell
ISBN-10 9781610694506
Release 2015-10-21
Pages 290
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Metadata in library information environments is evolving rapidly. This book provides readers with a set of tools for designing, developing, and implementing metadata-rich information systems while also examining the challenges and opportunities in this field. • Takes a cross-disciplinary approach to the issues, trends, and technologies relevant in information communities such as libraries, archives, and museums • Presents grounded instruction that makes no assumptions about the technical expertise of the reader—perfect for new graduate students • Provides structured learning activities that dovetail theoretical learning with the acquisition of hands-on and technical understanding that is essential for real-world success in metadata and information system design

Linked Data for Libraries Archives and Museums

Linked Data for Libraries  Archives and Museums Author Seth van Hooland
ISBN-10 9781856049641
Release 2014-06-18
Pages 224
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This highly practical handbook teaches you how to unlock the value of your existing metadata through cleaning, reconciliation, enrichment and linking and how to streamline the process of new metadata creation. Libraries, archives and museums are facing up to the challenge of providing access to fast growing collections whilst managing cuts to budgets. Key to this is the creation, linking and publishing of good quality metadata as Linked Data that will allow their collections to be discovered, accessed and disseminated in a sustainable manner. This highly practical handbook teaches you how to unlock the value of your existing metadata through cleaning, reconciliation, enrichment and linking and how to streamline the process of new metadata creation. Metadata experts Seth van Hooland and Ruben Verborgh introduce the key concepts of metadata standards and Linked Data and how they can be practically applied to existing metadata, giving readers the tools and understanding to achieve maximum results with limited resources. Readers will learn how to critically assess and use (semi-)automated methods of managing metadata through hands-on exercises within the book and on the accompanying website. Each chapter is built around a case study from institutions around the world, demonstrating how freely available tools are being successfully used in different metadata contexts. This handbook delivers the necessary conceptual and practical understanding to empower practitioners to make the right decisions when making their organisations resources accessible on the Web. Key topics include: - The value of metadata Metadata creation – architecture, data models and standards - Metadata cleaning - Metadata reconciliation - Metadata enrichment through Linked Data and named-entity recognition - Importing and exporting metadata - Ensuring a sustainable publishing model. Readership: This will be an invaluable guide for metadata practitioners and researchers within all cultural heritage contexts, from library cataloguers and archivists to museum curatorial staff. It will also be of interest to students and academics within information science and digital humanities fields. IT managers with responsibility for information systems, as well as strategy heads and budget holders, at cultural heritage organisations, will find this a valuable decision-making aid.

Digital Library Programs for Libraries and Archives

Digital Library Programs for Libraries and Archives Author Aaron D. Purcell
ISBN-10 9780838914588
Release 2016-08-26
Pages 256
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Planning and managing a self-contained digitization project is one thing, but how do you transition to a digital library program? Or better yet, how do you start a program from scratch? In this book Purcell, a well-respected expert in both archives and digital libraries, combines theory and best practices with practical application, showing how to approach digital projects as an ongoing effort. He not only guides librarians and archivists in transitioning from project-level initiatives to a sustainable program but also provides clear step-by-step instructions for building a digital library program from the bottom up, even for organizations with limited staff. Approachable and easy to follow, this book traces the historical growth of digital libraries and the importance of those digital foundations;summarizes current technological challenges that affect the planning of digital libraries, and how librarians and archivists are adapting to the changing information landscape;uses examples to lay out the core priorities of leading successful digital programs;covers the essentials of getting started, from vision and mission building to identifying resources and partnerships;emphasizes the importance of digitizing original unique materials found in library and archives collections, and suggests approaches to the selection process;addresses metadata and key technical standards;discusses management and daily operations, including assessment, enhancement, sustainability, and long-term preservation planning;provides guidance for marketing, promotion, and outreach, plus how to take into account such considerations as access points, intended audiences, and educational and instructional components; andincludes exercises designed to help readers define their own digital projects and create a real-world digital program plan.Equally valuable for LIS students just learning about the digital landscape, information professionals taking their first steps to create digital content, and organizations who already have well-established digital credentials, Purcell’s book outlines methods applicable and scalable to many different types and sizes of libraries and archives.

Information Resource Description

Information Resource Description Author Philip Hider
ISBN-10 9781856046671
Release 2012-11-23
Pages 288
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An overview of the field of information organization that examines resource description as both a product and process of the contemporary digital environment. This timely book employs the unifying mechanism of the semantic web and the resource description framework to integrate the various traditions and practices of information and knowledge organization. Uniquely, it covers both the domain-specific traditions and practices and the practices of the ‘metadata movement’ through a single lens – that of resource description in the broadest, semantic web sense. This approach more readily accommodates coverage of the new Resource Description and Access (RDA) standard, which aims to move library cataloguing into the centre of the semantic web. The work surrounding RDA looks set to revolutionise the field of information organization, and this book will bring both the standard and its model and concepts into focus. Key topics include: • information resource attributes • metadata for information retrieval • metadata sources and quality • economics and management of metadata • knowledge organization systems • the semantic web • books and e-books, websites and audiovisual resources • business and government documents • learning resources • the field of information/knowledge organization. Readership: LIS students taking information organization courses at undergraduate and postgraduate levels, information professionals wishing to specialise in the metadata area, and existing metadata specialists who wish to update their knowledge.

Curating Research Data

Curating Research Data Author Lisa R. Johnston
ISBN-10 083898858X
Release 2016-11-01
Pages 285
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Data are becoming the proverbial coin of the digital realm: a research commodity that might purchase reputation credit in a disciplinary culture of data sharing, or buy transparency when faced with funding agency mandates or publisher scrutiny. Unlike most monetary systems, however, digital data can flow in all too great an abundance. Not only does this currency actually grow on trees, but it comes from animals, books, thoughts, and each of us! And that is what makes data curation so essential. The abundance of digital research data challenges library and information science professionals to harness this flow of information streaming from research discovery and scholarly pursuit and preserve the unique evidence for future use. Volume One of Curating Research Data explores the variety of reasons, motivations, and drivers for why data curation services are needed in the context of academic and disciplinary data repository efforts. Twelve chapters, divided into three parts, take an in-depth look at the complex practice of data curation as it emerges around us. Part I sets the stage for data curation by describing current policies, data sharing cultures, and collaborative efforts currently underway that impact potential services. Part II brings several key issues, such as cost recovery and marketing strategy, into focus for practitioners when considering how to put data curation services in action. Finally, Part III describes the full lifecycle of data by examining the ethical and practical reuse issues that data curation practitioners must consider as we strive to prepare data for the future. Digital data is ubiquitous and rapidly reshaping how scholarship progresses now and into the future. The information expertise of librarians can help ensure the resiliency of digital data, and the information it represents, by addressing how the meaning, integrity, and provenance of digital data generated by researchers today will be captured and conveyed to future researchers.

Library Information Science Abstracts

Library   Information Science Abstracts Author
ISBN-10 UOM:39015079680461
Release 2008
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Linked Data for Cultural Heritage

Linked Data for Cultural Heritage Author Ed Jones
ISBN-10 083891439X
Release 2016-06
Pages 152
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With its roots in computer science, linked data is unfamiliar territory for many library catalogers. But since the origins of MARC nearly 50 years ago, the value of machine-readable library records has only grown. Today linked data is essential for sharing library collections on the open web, especially the digital cultural heritage in the collections of libraries, archives, and museums. In this book, the Association of Library Collections and Technical Services (ALCTS) gathers a stellar list of contributors to help readers understand linked data concepts by examining practice and projects based in familiar concepts like authority control. Topped by an insider's perspective on OCLC's experiments with and the Library of Congress's BIBFRAME project, the book addresses such topics as: a simplified description of linked data, summing up its promises and challenges; controlled vocabularies for the web; broadening use of library-curated vocabularies; how the complexity of AV models reveals the limitations of retrospective conversion; BIBFRAME's triplestore data model; ways libraries are helping science researchers share their data, with descriptions of projects underway at major institutions; balancing the nuance within an element set with the sameness needed for sharing; and the influence of projects such as Europeana and Digital Public Library of America. This survey of the cultural heritage landscape will be a key resource for catalogers and those in the metadata community.

New Directions for Special Collections An Anthology of Practice

New Directions for Special Collections  An Anthology of Practice Author Lynne M. Thomas
ISBN-10 9781440842917
Release 2016-10-31
Pages 249
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Addressing the most exciting and challenging areas in the profession, this text will be invaluable to any professional looking ahead to the future of special collections and related cultural heritage work. • Covers a broad range of special collections work that shares perspectives from many different practitioners and experts in the field • Updates the notion of special collections to the wide range of institutions and contexts where they exist today, illustrating non-traditional opportunities for special collections work • Expands job opportunities for readers by providing an overview of the most compelling and exciting trends and challenges in the changing field of special collections

Oral History in Your Library Create Shelf Space for Community Voice

Oral History in Your Library  Create Shelf Space for Community Voice Author Cyns Nelson
ISBN-10 9781440857256
Release 2018-07-31
Pages 140
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Discover the true value and exciting possibilities of oral history in the library: learn new and compelling ways to engage your patrons by sharing personal and community history with them. • Shows librarians how to realize the potential of oral history collections • Goes beyond content creation to cover creating access to and promoting oral history as well as using it to enhance library programming • Provides public librarians a targeted way to engage with their communities

Historical Information Science

Historical Information Science Author Lawrence J. McCrank
ISBN-10 1573870714
Release 2001
Pages 1192
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Historical Information Science is an extensive review and bibliographic essay, backed by almost 6,000 citations, detailing developments in information technology since the advent of personal computers and the convergence of several social science and humanities disciplines in historical computing. Its focus is on the access, preservation, and analysis of historical information (primarily in electronic form) and the relationships between new methodology and instructional media, techniques, and research trends in library special collections, digital libraries, data archives, and museums.

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Library of Congress Subject Headings Author Library of Congress
ISBN-10 WISC:89113659015
Release 2012
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Flexible Working

Flexible Working Author Birte Christensen-Dalsgaard
ISBN-10 1586030280
Release 1999
Pages 242
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Mobile working and remote working from home or a small office, using phone, PC, fax and narrowband Internet is a rapidly increasing practice. The many well-documented benefits of working this way include higher productivity, more time spent with the family and local community and less time wasted commuting. At a community level they include benefits to the environment through substituting physical transport by telecommunications, and re-vitalisation of ruiral communities. Yet, people who work mainly this way face severe problems: a loss of contact with the office grapevine, the out of sight, out of mind syndrome, and exclusion from vital ad-hoc meetings and tutorials. Another major problem is slow speed of communication. This volume summarizes how technologies can revolutionise flexible working practices and go a long way towards solving the isolation problems of flexible workers.

Cloud Based Services for Your Library

Cloud Based Services for Your Library Author Erik T. Mitchell
ISBN-10 9781555708788
Release 2013
Pages 161
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Based on his first-hand experiences migrating the IT infrastructure of Wake Forest University's Z. Smith Reynolds Library, Mitchell's book bridges the gap between organizational and technical issues in decision making for cloud computing in libraries. The guidance he provides will help librarians select the cloud computing solution that is right for their library while matching staff expertise to the customization involved. Written for both librarians and IT staff, this book includes: Specific information about the technical requirements, capabilities, and limitations of different cloud approaches Coverage of organizational factors, institutional capacity, cost, and other important considerations An examination of software-as-a-service (SaaS) and platform-as-a-service (PaaS) solutions that are relevant to library information systems Discussions about legal and policy issues By exploring specific examples of cloud computing and virtualization, this book allows libraries considering cloud computing to start their exploration of these systems with a more informed perspective.

Managing Information

Managing Information Author
ISBN-10 UOM:39015063398427
Release 2003
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The Organization of Information 4th Edition

The Organization of Information  4th Edition Author Arlene G. Taylor
ISBN-10 9781440861291
Release 2017-11-30
Pages 600
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This fourth edition provides an updated look at information organization, featuring coverage of the Semantic Web, linked data, and EAC-CPF; new metadata models such as IFLA-LRM and RiC, and new perspectives on RDA and its implementation in the context of ISBD and MARC. • Provides an essential overview of information organization—a central activity in library and information science—that describes approaches to organizing in libraries, archives, museums, online settings, indexing services, and other environments • Newly revised and updated to reflect changes in cataloging rules, address new standards, and introduce upcoming changes • Expands the scope of content relating to information organization in non-library settings • Features vocabulary and acronym lists at the end of each chapter to help readers stay abreast of new terminology

Understanding Metadata

Understanding Metadata Author Jenn Riley
ISBN-10 1937522725
Release 2017
Pages 45
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Library Analytics and Metrics

Library Analytics and Metrics Author Ben Showers
ISBN-10 9781856049658
Release 2015-04-30
Pages 224
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This book will inform and inspire librarians, archivists, curators and technologists to make better use of data to help inform decision-making, the development of new services and the improvement of the user experience. With the wealth of data available to library and cultural heritage institutions, analytics are the key to understanding their users and improving the systems and services they offer. Using case studies to provide real-life examples of current developments and services, and packed full of practical advice and guidance for libraries looking to realize the value of their data, this will be an essential guide for librarians and information professionals. Library Analytics and Metrics brings together a group of internationally recognized experts to explore some of the key issues in the exploitation of data analytics and metrics in the library and cultural heritage sectors, including: The role of data in helping inform collections management and strategy Approaches to collecting, analyzing and utilizing data Using analytics to develop new services and improve the user experience Using ethnographic methodologies to better understand user behaviours The opportunities of library data as ‘big data’ The role of ‘small data’ in delivering meaningful interventions for users Practical advice on managing the risks and ethics of data analytics How analytics can help uncover new types of impact and value for institutions and organizations. Readership: This book will be an invaluable resource for librarians and library directors interested in developing a data-driven approach to their service provision and decision making; students on library and information science courses; and managers and practitioners in other cultural heritage sectors such as museums, archives and galleries.