Table of Contents – The Metadata Manual

Table of Contents

Cover image

Title page

Copyright

List of figures and tables

List of abbreviations

Acknowledgements

Foreword

Preface

About the authors

Chapter 1: Introduction to metadata

Abstract:

Introduction

What is metadata?

History of metadata

The types and structure of metadata

Metadata languages

Quality control and interoperability

Where to go for more information

Chapter 2: XML basics

Abstract:

What is XML?

How are XML records created?

Other content in XML

Well-formed vs. valid XML

Why do we use XML?

XML example records

Example exercise

Chapter 3: Using Dublin Core: With information from the Dublin Core Metadata Initiative

Abstract:

Background/History

Changes to Dublin Core

The DCMI Metadata Terms

Example record

Exercises

Answer key

Chapter 4: Using Encoded Archival Description (EAD): With information from Encoded Archival Description Tag Library, Version 2002, by the Society of American Archivists

Abstract:

Introduction

Development

Elements

Example EAD record (abbreviated)

Exercise

Answer key

Chapter 5: Using Categories for the Description of Works of Art (CDWA) and CDWA Lite: With information from the Getty Institute

Abstract:

Introduction

CCO (Cataloging Cultural Objects)

Elements

Exercises

Answer key

Chapter 6: Using VRA Core 4.0

Abstract:

Introduction

Development of VRA Core

VRA Core 4.0 elements

Example record

Exercises

Answer key

Chapter 7: The big picture

Abstract:

Introduction

Shareability

The semantic web

RDF Exercises

Making records shareable

Mapping and crosswalking

XSLT

OAI-PMH

Exercises

Conclusion

Where to go for more information

Answer key

Shareability exercise

OAI-PMH exercise

Appendix: XML examples

References

Index