Wednesday, July 16, 2003

Metadata

The new issue of D-Lib Magazine has the article Identifying Metadata Elements with URIs: The CORES Resolution by Thomas Baker and Makx Dekkers.
On 18 November 2002, at a meeting organised by the CORES Project (Information Society Technologies Programme, European Union), several organisations regarded as maintenance authorities for metadata elements achieved consensus on a resolution to assign Uniform Resource Identifiers (URIs) to metadata elements as a useful first step towards the development of mapping infrastructures and interoperability services. The signatories of the CORES Resolution agreed to promote this consensus in their communities and beyond and to implement an action plan in the following six months. Six months having passed, the maintainers of GILS, ONIX, MARC 21, CERIF, DOI, IEEE/LOM, and Dublin Core report on their implementations of the resolution and highlight issues of relevance to establishing good-practice conventions for declaring, identifying, and maintaining metadata elements more generally. In June 2003, the resolution was also endorsed by the maintainers of UNIMARC.
Other articles include:
  • Using the OAI-PMH ... Differently by Herbert Van de Sompel, Jeffrey A. Young and Thomas B. Hickey
  • Report on the Third ACM/IEEE Joint Conference on Digital
    Libraries (JCDL): 27 - 31 May 2003, Houston, Texas by Michael Nelson
  • Electronic Theses and Dissertations Worldwide: Highlights of the ETD 2003 Symposium by John H. Hagen and Susanne Dobratz and Peter Schirmbacher

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