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Multi-purpose metadata for collections: Creating reusable CLDs Collection Description Focus Workshop 2 Aston Business School, Birmingham 8 February 2002.

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1 Multi-purpose metadata for collections: Creating reusable CLDs Collection Description Focus Workshop 2 Aston Business School, Birmingham 8 February 2002 Bridget Robinson & Pete Johnston UKOLN, University of Bath Bath, BA2 7AY UKOLN is supported by: URL

2 Collection Description Focus Workshop 2, 8 Feb Multi-purpose metadata for collections Collection Description Focus (Re-)using collection-level descriptions Challenges to reuse

3 Collection Description Focus Workshop 2, 8 Feb Collection Description Focus Funded by –RSLP –JISC/DNER –British Library UKOLN experience of RSLP Collection Description Benefit from collaboration with –Interoperability Focus –DNER Architecture team –CIMI (museums) –Dublin Core Collection Description WG

4 Collection Description Focus Workshop 2, 8 Feb Collection Description Focus (2) Improve consistency, compatibility of approaches Point of contact, advice Gather information on existing practice –survey questionnaire, implementer visits Consensus-building –CD Forum Disseminate good practice –workshops, briefing days –publications –recommendations, guidelines

5 Collection Description Focus Workshop 2, 8 Feb (Re-)using collection-level descriptions Collection-level description as an overview of aggregate of items CLD useful in many different contexts, for many purposes –discovery of collections (Web sites, printed guides) –comparison/selection of collections –management of collections Risk of duplicating effort Advantages of re-purposing

6 Collection Description Focus Workshop 2, 8 Feb Challenges to “reusability” CLDs often created for specific purpose Context/purpose may condition –which collections described –how “collection” defined (granularity) –which schema used for CLD –how schema applied (“application profile”) –which content standards (e.g. subject terminology) used –emphasis of descriptive content

7 Collection Description Focus Workshop 2, 8 Feb Multi-purpose metadata Is reusability feasible? What is required for reuse? What “good practice” can facilitate reuse? Are there limitations to reuse? Who should reuse your CLDs? Are there ways in which you may wish to control reuse?

8 Collection Description Focus Workshop 2, 8 Feb Acknowledgements UKOLN is funded by Resource: the Council for Museums, Archives and Libraries, the Joint Information Systems Committee (JISC) of the UK higher and further education funding councils, as well as by project funding from the JISC and the European Union. UKOLN also receives support from the University of Bath where it is based.

9 Raising standards for collection description: Subjects and strength in CLDs Collection Description Focus Workshop 3 Edinburgh University Library, Edinburgh 21 March 2002 Bridget Robinson & Pete Johnston UKOLN, University of Bath Bath, BA2 7AY UKOLN is supported by: URL COMING SOON!


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