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DC-2005: Vocabularies in Practice, 12-15 September 2005, Madrid, Spain Dublin Core for an African context Pat Liebetrau Digital Imaging South Africa (DISA)

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1 DC-2005: Vocabularies in Practice, September 2005, Madrid, Spain Dublin Core for an African context Pat Liebetrau Digital Imaging South Africa (DISA) Durban South Africa

2 DC-2005: Vocabularies in Practice, September 2005, Madrid, Spain Digital Imaging South Africa First national collaborative digital project in South Africa collaboration - national and regional partners transformation process socio-political material scholarly and research resources

3 DC-2005: Vocabularies in Practice, September 2005, Madrid, Spain Challenges capacity building digital skills – libraries and archives sustainability ensuring high standards infrastructure

4 DC-2005: Vocabularies in Practice, September 2005, Madrid, Spain Phase 1 - journals distributed scanning shortage of institutional staff limited capacity digital skills quality control

5 DC-2005: Vocabularies in Practice, September 2005, Madrid, Spain Phase 2 – archival material distributed metadata creation library and information management skills transference of digital skills English language first language standardisation partner commitment

6 DC-2005: Vocabularies in Practice, September 2005, Madrid, Spain Aim keep it simple use an international metadata standard xml open source code minimise training required minimise input errors standardise input

7 DC-2005: Vocabularies in Practice, September 2005, Madrid, Spain Solution Java based online input form Dublin Core simple online assistance - incorporate indexing guidelines drop down lists – minimise errors online thesaurus – predictive text, minimise spelling errors automatically generated xml file automatic generation of file name – minimise file naming errors

8 DC-2005: Vocabularies in Practice, September 2005, Madrid, Spain Online input form

9 DC-2005: Vocabularies in Practice, September 2005, Madrid, Spain Pop-up help

10 DC-2005: Vocabularies in Practice, September 2005, Madrid, Spain Populate the fields

11 DC-2005: Vocabularies in Practice, September 2005, Madrid, Spain Preview the record

12 DC-2005: Vocabularies in Practice, September 2005, Madrid, Spain Required fields

13 xml record Letter from Thoko Mpumlwana to H Dlamlenze regarding the Education Seminar let Thoko Mpumlwana Letter from Thoko Mpumlwana to H Dlamlenze regarding the Education Seminar on the 15th May Contains a list of invitees to present papers at the seminar and a tentative programme. eng EDUCATION CONFERENCES BLACK ADVANCEMENT CORRESPONDENCE BLACK CONSCIOUSNESS CAPE PROVINCE SOUTH AFRICA

14 DC-2005: Vocabularies in Practice, September 2005, Madrid, Spain Rendered with a stylesheet for quality control Title: Letter from Thoko Mpumlwana to H Dlamlenze regarding the Education Seminar Identifier: let Creator: Thoko Mpumlwana Description: Letter from Thoko Mpumlwana to H Dlamlenze regarding the Education Seminar on the 15th May Contains a list of invitees to present papers at the seminar and a tentative programme. Language: eng Subject: EDUCATION Subject: CONFERENCES Subject: BLACK ADVANCEMENT Subject: CORRESPONDENCE Subject: BLACK CONSCIOUSNESS Coverage: CAPE PROVINCE Coverage: SOUTH AFRICA Date: Type: let Format: text/xml Format: Adobe PhotoShop version 6 Format: Epson GT12000 Format: 2 pages

15 DC-2005: Vocabularies in Practice, September 2005, Madrid, Spain Conclusions work in progress wide ranging applicability institutional repositories scholars students researchers minimal training required standardisation ensured– global and local extensible portable

16 DC-2005: Vocabularies in Practice, September 2005, Madrid, Spain Web site: contact: Acknowledgments and thanks: Colleen Goldsworthy - DISA Alex Lyashok – Aluka


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