Wednesday, November 17, 2004

Metadata

Medeiros, Norm (2004) Repurposed metadata : ONIX and the Library of Congress' BEAT Program. OCLC Systems & Services 20(3):pp. 93-95.
This article reviews the ONIX-based efforts of the Library of Congress' Bibliographic Enrichment Advisory Team (BEAT). The article describes BEAT's table of contents, publisher description, and sample text initiatives, and the ways libraries and their patrons can benefit from these efforts.
OK, so LC is using ONIX metadata. Does anyone else have access to it and use it? Seems to me the publishers are viewing it as proprietary information and not making it widely available.

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