Conference Paper: Metadata With Levels of Description: New Challenges to Catalogers and Metadata Librarians
The following paper will be presented at the upcoming World Library and Information Congress, 78th IFLA General Conference and Assembly that will take place in Helsinki during August.
Metadata with levels of description: new challenges to catalogers and metadata librarians
Assistant Professor/Metadata Librarian University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
IFLA General Conference 2012 Web Site
As the library collects and provides more resources in digital format, new units of granularity have emerged in access and description. Digital surrogates or born-digital resources makes it possible for more granular levels of access, e.g., a book can be accessed at chapter level and page level in addition to a book or journal title as a whole. In order to provide these granular levels of access, metadata should be created in granular levels as well. This paper discusses how the emerging needs of granularity of access and description makes the metadata and cataloging process a highly collaborative work, and suggests a way to design and create a metadata schema for describing granular levels of resources.
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About Gary Price
Gary Price (email@example.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. He earned his MLIS degree from Wayne State University in Detroit. Price has won several awards including the SLA Innovations in Technology Award and Alumnus of the Year from the Wayne St. University Library and Information Science Program. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com. Gary is also the co-founder of infoDJ an innovation research consultancy supporting corporate product and business model teams with just-in-time fact and insight finding.