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1 ETD: Metadata Standards Hussein Suleman University of Cape Town Department of Computer Science Digital Libraries Laboratory September 2012

2 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.

3 digital libraries laboratory Sample Metadata Record 1/2 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

4 digital libraries laboratory Sample Metadata Record 2/ text application/pdf / / / / 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...

5 digital libraries laboratory Why Standards?  Quality Control  Aggregation  Error Detection  Elaboration on Fields  Controlled Vocabularies

6 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!

7 digital libraries laboratory ETDMS  ETD-MS v1.1: an Interoperability Metadata Standard for Electronic Theses and Dissertations  -ms-v1.1.html/  Defined by formal XML Schema  Provides guidance on DC and MARC as well!

8 digital libraries laboratory dc.title

9 digital libraries laboratory dc.creator

10 digital libraries laboratory dc.subject

11 digital libraries laboratory dc.description

12 digital libraries laboratory dc.publisher

13 digital libraries laboratory dc.contributor

14 digital libraries laboratory dc.date

15 digital libraries laboratory dc.type

16 digital libraries laboratory dc.format

17 digital libraries laboratory dc.identifier

18 digital libraries laboratory dc.language

19 digital libraries laboratory dc.coverage

20 digital libraries laboratory dc.rights

21 digital libraries laboratory thesis.degree

22 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. 

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25 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

26 that's all folks! questions? search for “hussein suleman” on Google or Facebook


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