Wednesday, December 18, 2002

Professional Reading

"Metadata-based access to multimedia architectural and historical archive collections: a review" in Aslib Proceedings (2002) v. 54, no. 6, pp. 362-371.
Presents a brief overview of what is meant by a digital library and a digital archive, and how archival collections can be described. It expresses briefly the different approaches to collections and their descriptions and suggests that a consistent approach to descriptions at collection and item level is an important factor in initiatives which seek to provide integrated access to distributed resources, whether those resources are traditional or digital.