DataCite held its first Summer Meeting in Hannover, Germany from June 7-8 and it was very successful. DataCite is a new international consortium of national libraries and data centers set up to "establish easier access to scientific research data on the Internet, increase acceptance of research data as legitimate, citable contributions to the scientific record, and to support data archiving that will permit results to be verified and re-purposed for future study."
Dublin Core Metadata Initiative (DCMI) is pleased to announce that DC-2010 will take place 20-22 October 2010 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA. The conference will be held in conjunction with the Annual Meeting of the American Society for Information Science and Technology (ASIS&T) which is scheduled for 22-27 October 2010 in the same location.
Since 2001, the DCMI Conferences and Workshop Series has been called "The International Conference on DublinCore and Metadata Applications". Conferences include a Tutorial track, a peer-reviewed Conference track, Special Sessions and Community meetings and are attended by hundreds of experts from around the world.
Conference proceedings are published in the DCMI Conference Papers at purl.org/dcpapers. More information about the Conference series is available at dublincore.org/workshops/
The sheer number of metadata standards in the cultural heritage sector is overwhelming, and their inter-relationships further complicate the situation. This visual map of the metadata landscape is intended to assist planners with the selection and implementation of metadata standards.
Each of the 105 standards listed here is evaluated on its strength of application to defined categories in each of four axes: community, domain, function, and purpose. The strength of a standard in a given category is determined by a mixture of its adoption in that category, its design intent, and its overall appropriateness for use in that category.
"Authorities and Vocabularies", which provides access to Library of Congress standards and vocabularies as Linked Data:
*Thesaurus of Graphic Materia
*MARC Code List for Relators
*Cryptographic Hash Functions
*Preservation Level Role
The Authorities and Vocabularies web service was first made available in May 2009 and offered the Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH), the Library's initial entry into the Linked Data movement. In part by assigning each vocabulary and each data value within it a unique resource identifier (URI), the service provides a means for machines to semantically access, use, and harvest authority and vocabulary data that adheres to W3C recommendations, such as Simple Knowledge Organization System (SKOS).
Please explore it for yourself at http://id.loc.gov.
Le socle du métier
Je suis tenté de dire que nous devons être des manipulateurs de données, à tous les niveaux. Ce n’est pas tout de savoir cataloguer (créer les données) ou encoder en EAD ou en TEI, il faut aussi savoir exploiter ces données, ou comprendre comment elles sont exploitables (ou non).
CrossRef Metadata Services, or CMS, offers an easy-to-use suite of tools for authorized partners to collect metadata on a cross-publisher basis to streamline their own crawling, indexing, and linking services. CMS includes a variety of metadata dissemination tools and provides standard terms and conditions for partners using the cross-publisher metadata available through CrossRef. Just as the core CrossRef linking service removes the need for bilateral linking agreements among publishers, the CMS program removes the need for bilateral agreements covering use of metadata between publishers and partner service providers.
In order to encourage publishers and other content producers to embed metadata into their PDFs, we have released an experimental tool called "pdfmark", This open source tool allows you to add XMP metadata to a PDF. What's really cool, is that if you give the tool a CrossRef DOI, it will lookup the metadata in CrossRef and then apply said metadata to the PDF. More detail can be found on the pdfmark page on the CrossRef Labs site. The usual weasels words and excuses about "experiments" apply.
Inspired by Google's recent promotion of QR Codes, I thought it might be fun to experiment with encoding a CrossRef DOI and a bit of metadata into one of the critters. I've put a short write-up of the experiment on the CrossRef Labs site, which includes a demonstration of how you can generate a QR Code for any given CrossRef DOI.
Introduction to Best Practices Work
Introduces the Digital Library and National Science Digital Library sponsored Best Practices for OAI Data Provider Implementations and Shareable Metadata . Includes the scope, structure, and target audience for this document.
General Competencies for OAI Data Providers
These are general areas of competency that are necessary before the OAI protocol can be implemented and used successfully. Both data and service providers should be conversant with the issues presented here. In many ways they represent the minimum of proficiency that is necessary to be a 'good' OAI data provider.
Best Practices for OAI Data Provider Implementations
Best practices for OAI data providers, particularly how the OAI protocol is implemented. Also included are guidelines for some of the optional pieces of the OAI protocol including sets, branding, rights, and use of the about containers. Please note that metadata guidelines (both technical and content based) are included