Presentation on theme: "ETD: Metadata Standards Hussein Suleman University of Cape Town Department of Computer Science Digital Libraries Laboratory September."— Presentation transcript:
ETD: Metadata Standards Hussein Suleman firstname.lastname@example.org University of Cape Town Department of Computer Science Digital Libraries Laboratory September 2012
digital libraries laboratory What is Metadata Auxiliary information on theses. Usually a set of fields, represented in XML. title, description, abstract, date, rights, subject, etc. Allows some basic structures and optional/multiple fields.
digital libraries laboratory Sample Metadata Record 1/2 http://www.openarchives.org/OAI/2.0/oai_dc.xsd Creating Green Chemistry: Discursive Strategies of a Scientific Movement Roberts, Jody Alan Science and Technology Studies In this dissertation, I examine the evolution of the green chemistry movement from its inception... Timothy W. Luke Joseph C. Pitt Richard M. Burian VT
digital libraries laboratory Sample Metadata Record 2/2 2006-06-09 text application/pdf http://scholar.lib.vt.edu/theses/available/etd-05042006- 093037/ http://scholar.lib.vt.edu/theses/available/etd-05042006- 093037/ http://scholar.lib.vt.edu/theses/available/etd-05042006- 093037/ http://scholar.lib.vt.edu/theses/available/etd-05042006- 093037/ en restricted I hereby certify that, if appropriate, I have obtained and attached hereto a written permission statement from the owner(s) of each third party copyrighted matter to be included in my thesis, dissertation, or project report, allowing distribution as specified below. I certify that the version I submitted is the...
digital libraries laboratory Why Standards? Quality Control Aggregation Error Detection Elaboration on Fields Controlled Vocabularies
digital libraries laboratory Metadata Standards for ETDs Dublin Core simple, 15 elements, DSpace MARC21 complex, anything describable, library system ETDMS Dublin Core + thesis fields Defines crosswalk among all 3 formats!
digital libraries laboratory ETDMS ETD-MS v1.1: an Interoperability Metadata Standard for Electronic Theses and Dissertations http://www.ndltd.org/standards/metadata/etd -ms-v1.1.html/ Defined by formal XML Schema Provides guidance on DC and MARC as well!
digital libraries laboratory NDLTD Union Catalog Project Collect metadata from around the world Disseminate to service providers VTLS, Scirus, etc. Based on OAI-PMH, using DC+ETDMS Currently based at University of Cape Town 1.98M records! New records harvested every 24 hours. http://union.ndltd.org/portal/ http://union.ndltd.org/portal/
To join Union Catalog Create/configure/enable OAI-PMH interface Ensure support for DC/ETDMS/... Send OAI-PMH baseURL to Union Catalog maintainer (me? see NDLTD website) Open Access philosophy Not limited to NDLTD members Anyone can contribute data Anyone can contribute services
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