Metadata Fundamentals for All Librarians
Metadata, or "data about data, " is used to organize and access information in an effective way. From cataloging to organizing archives, metadata helps frontline librarians provide customers with a direct path to information. Priscilla Calpan, one of the nation's leading systems experts, presents the most comprehensive and clearest descriptions of the various forms of meta...more
Paperback, 204 pages
Published April 1st 2003 by American Library Association
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I absolutely adore, adore, adore this book. While the work is not incredibly detailed or lengthy, Priscilla Caplan does an exceptional job of providing concise, relevant, and necessary information on several descriptive and non-descriptive metadata standards (including Dublin Core, EAD, DDI, TEI, etc.). It’s a solid introduction not only to metadata in and of itself, but also the ways in which metadata is relevant to library environments.