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Metadata and its Impact on Libraries.

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Metadata and its impact on libraries.

Intner, Sheila S. et al.

Libraries Unlimited

2006

262 pages

$45.00

Hardcover

Library and information science text series

Z666

While one of the simpler definitions of metadata is that it is data about data, when applied to a complex information dissemination system such as a library it can take on a large number of definitions, sub-definitions and applications, including catalog records. Designing their ten-chapter text for undergraduates as well as graduates, the authors describe metadata as it applies to libraries, various schema and their relation to particular communities, creating and using library data for operations and monographic purposes, and integrating data. They also cover the impact of metadata on current and future collections and services, including digital libraries and their special considerations. They include a helpful list of acronyms and a glossary as well as exercises and answers.

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