Tuesday, February 21, 2006

ETD Metadata

The Metadata Working Group of the Texas Digital Library (TDL) has developed a descriptive application profile for electronic theses and dissertations (ETDs) in the Metadata Object Description Schema (MODS). Their goal was to develop a standard that provides semantically rich bibliographic description in a flexible, web-friendly syntax, and they found that MODS fit their needs. They have posted version 1 on the TDL web site. Besides continuing to develop MODS for ETDs, they are planning to investigate metadata for compound/complex objects, rights/access management, and preservation.

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