Jun 2004 | 200pp
CILIP members price: £51.95
What is metadata and what do I need to know about it? These are two key questions for the information professional operating in the digital age as more and more information resources are available in electronic format. This is a thought-provoking introduction to metadata written by one of its leading advocates. It assesses the current theory and practice of metadata and examines key developments - including global initiatives and multilingual issues - in terms of both policy and technology.
Subjects discussed include:
Readership: This book will be essential reading for network-oriented librarians and information workers in all sectors and for LIS students. In addition, it will provide useful background reading for computer staff supporting information services. Publishers, policy makers and practitioners in other curatorial traditions such as museums work or archiving will also find much of relevance.
2. Describing and expressing metadata
3. Standards and data models
4. Purpose i: Resource description
5. Purpose ii: Information retrieval
6. Purpose iii: Management of information
7. Purpose iv: Rights management, ownership and authenticity
8. Purpose v: Interoperability and e-commerce
9. Managing metadata
10. Looking forward – the future
"The book is choc-a-block with information, on virtually every aspect of metadata."
"Haynes has written a welcome and important guide for his target audience of information management professionals and students and has certainly succeeded in providing an invaluable comprehensive introduction to metadata and its pivotal role in information management."
- .Journal of the Society of Archivists