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Why metadata matters for libraries... Rachel Heery UKOLN: The UK Office for Library and Information Networking, University of Bath

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1 Why metadata matters for libraries... Rachel Heery UKOLN: The UK Office for Library and Information Networking, University of Bath

2 2 UKOLN UKOLN is funded by the British Library Research and Innovation Centre (BLRIC), the Joint Information Systems Committee (JISC) of the UK Higher Education Funding Councils, as well as by project funding from the JISCs Electronic Libraries (eLib) Programme and the European Union. UKOLN also receives support from the University of Bath, where it is based.

3 3 What libraries do Deliver services to users training, selection of services Manage access to services purchasing, negotiating licences Build collections selection, description Preserve content short term continuity of service long term preserve intellectual record

4 4 How are libraries changing? Moving from places to spaces Buildings Digital spaces Hard copy Electronic resources Standalone Integrated services services

5 5 Roles of libraries related to metadata To deliver services to users To provide integrated environments (learning, research, leisure...) To exploit local collections Metadata describing: services collections Interoperability of metadata Creation of metadata

6 6 Metadata for collections allows users to discover collections of interest allows users to perform searches across multiple collections allows software to perform such tasks based on user preferences.

7 7 Collections metadata in use California Digital Library elib phase 3: Hybrid libraries Large Scale Resource Discovery (Clumps) projects ROADS collection descriptions

8 8 Integrated resource discovery Common metadata set Common syntax Consistency of content Dublin Core XML/RDF (Resource Description Framework) Rules for content Common approach ? Cataloguing rules ?

9 9 Metadata creation OCLC CORC project Intercat Linking libraries and publishers BIBLINK Enhancing harvested metadata

10 10 9 BIBLINK Aim Establish information flow between electronic publishers and National Bibliographic Agencies Achieved by Establishing workspace Management of database of records Searching and downloading of records

11 11 15 Description of BIBLINK Workspace BIBLINK Workspace A shared facility for storing and manipulating BIBLINK workspace records Publishers National Bibliographic Agencies Third parties e.g. Identification agencies - ISBN, ISSN, etc. BIBLINK Workspace Administrator

12 12 Metadata registries


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