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An Emergent Theory of Digital Library Metadata

Enrich then Filter

  • 1st Edition - August 8, 2015
  • Authors: Getaneh Alemu, Brett Stevens
  • Language: English
  • Paperback ISBN:
    9 7 8 - 0 - 0 8 - 1 0 0 3 8 5 - 5
  • eBook ISBN:
    9 7 8 - 0 - 0 8 - 1 0 0 4 0 1 - 2

An Emergent Theory of Digital Library Metadata is a reaction to the current digital library landscape that is being challenged with growing online collections and changing… Read more

An Emergent Theory of Digital Library Metadata

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An Emergent Theory of Digital Library Metadata is a reaction to the current digital library landscape that is being challenged with growing online collections and changing user expectations. The theory provides the conceptual underpinnings for a new approach which moves away from expert defined standardised metadata to a user driven approach with users as metadata co-creators. Moving away from definitive, authoritative, metadata to a system that reflects the diversity of users’ terminologies, it changes the current focus on metadata simplicity and efficiency to one of metadata enriching, which is a continuous and evolving process of data linking. From predefined description to information conceptualised, contextualised and filtered at the point of delivery. By presenting this shift, this book provides a coherent structure in which future technological developments can be considered.