New Full Text Preprint: “Metadata Effectiveness in Internet Discovery…”
The following article was approved for publication last month and is scheduled for final publication in the January 2016 issue of College and Research Libraries.
Metadata Effectiveness in Internet Discovery: An Analysis of Digital Collection Metadata Elements and Internet Search Engine Keywords
Texas Tech University
College and Research Libraries Website
This study analyzed digital item metadata and keywords from Internet search engines, in order to find out what metadata elements actually facilitate discovery of digital collections through Internet keyword searching and how significantly each metadata element affects the discovery of items in a digital repository.
The study found that keywords from Internet search engines matched values in eight metadata elements and resulted in landing visits to the digital repository.
Findings of the study indicate that three specific metadata elements are effective in enhancing discoverability of digital collections through Internet search engines, including Dublin Core metadata elements Title, Description, and Subject.
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About Gary Price
Gary Price (firstname.lastname@example.org) 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.