The Future of Enriched, Linked, Open and Filtered Metadata

The Future of Enriched, Linked, Open and Filtered Metadata

Making Sense of IFLA LRM, RDA, Linked Data and BIBFRAME

Getaneh Alemu

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The Future of Enriched, Linked, Open and Filtered Metadata is a comprehensive and accessible guide to creating accurate, consistent, complete, user-centred and quality metadata that supports the user tasks of finding, identifying, selecting, obtaining and exploring information resources. Based on the author’s many years of academic research and work as a cataloguing and metadata librarian, it shows readers how they can configure, create, enhance and enrich their metadata for print and digital resources. The book applies examples using MARC21, RDA, FRBR, BIBFRAME, subject headings and name authorities. It also uses screenshots from cutting edge library management systems, discovery interfaces and metadata tools. Coverage includes:

  • definitions, discussions, and comparisons among MARC, FRBR, LRM, RDA, Linked Data and BIBFRAME standards and models
  • discussion of the underlying principles and protocols of Linked Data vis-à-vis library metadata
  • practical metadata configuration, creation, management, and cases employing cutting edge LMS, discovery interfaces, formats and tools
  • discussion around why metadata needs to be enriched, linked, open and filtered to ensure the information resources described are discoverable and user friendly
  • consideration of metadata as a growing and continuously enhancing, customer-focused and user-driven practice where the aim is to support users to find and retrieve relevant resources for their research and learning.

This practical book uses simple and accessible language to make sense of the many existing and emerging metadata standards, models and approaches. It will be a valuable resource for anyone involved in metadata creation, management and utilisation as well as a reference for LIS students, especially those undertaking information organisation, cataloguing and metadata modules.


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Getaneh Alemu:

Getaneh Alemu is Cataloguing and Metadata Librarian at Solent University where he manages a team of cataloguers with responsibility for providing accurate and usable metadata for the university. As part of his work at Solent Library, he introduced innovative approaches to cataloguing including writing cataloguing workflows, RDA templates and normalisation rules. He holds a PhD from the University of Portsmouth where he developed a theory of metadata enriching and filtering using a grounded theory method.

Getaneh is author of An Emergent Theory of Digital Library Metadata: Enrich then Filter (2015) and has published more than 20 peer-reviewed articles on metadata, digital libraries and Web 2.0 technologies. He served as a member of IFLA’s Linked Data Technical Sub-Committee (LIDATEC) and is an editorial board member of the Journal of Librarianship and Information Science, International Journal of Metadata, Semantics and Ontologies, and Journal of Digital Library Perspectives. As an honorary tutor at the Centre for Archives and Information Studies (CAIS) at the University of Dundee, Getaneh also teaches a module on metadata standards and information taxonomies.

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