Metadata

Providing good metadata for digital content assists users in locating and using relevant information. CNI was active in early discussions of the Dublin Core Metadata Initiative and continues to encourage discussion of metadata related to digital objects of various types, metadata associated with data sets, and metadata as an integral part of digital preservation.

Recent Publications/Reports/Presentations by CNI Staff

“Metadata Harvesting & OAI” (August '01)
Author: Clifford A. Lynch

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“New Context for Bibliographic Control” (November '00)
Author: Clifford A. Lynch

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“Future Developments in Metadata” (July '00)
Author: Clifford A. Lynch

In Proceedings of the ALCTS Preconference on Metadata, July 6-7, 2000.

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“Canonicalization: A Fundamental Tool to Facilitate Preservation & Management of Digital Info” (September '99)
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“The Dublin Core Descriptive Metadata Program” (February '98)
Author: Clifford A. Lynch

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Recent Project Briefings & Plenary Sessions from CNI Meetings

Bringing Bits to the User: BitCurator and BitCurator Access (November '15)

Christopher (Cal) Lee, University of North Carolina


The Future of Linked Data in Libraries: Assessing BIBFRAME Against Best Practices (November '15)

Robert Sanderson, Stanford University


Portland Common Data Model: Creating and Sharing Complex Digital Objects (November '15)

Karen Estlund, Pennsylvania State University
Declan Fleming, University of California, San Diego
Mark Matienzo, Digital Public Library of America
Jon Stroop, Princeton University


Challenges Presented by Institutional Identifiers (April '15)

Karen Smith-Yoshimura, OCLC Research


Developments in Digital Repositories (December '14)

Tracy Seneca, University of Illinois at Chicago
Charles Blair, University of Chicago
Glen Robson, National Library of Wales




Recent Videos

The Future of Linked Data in Libraries: Assessing BIBFRAME Against Best Practices (November '15)
Robert Sanderson, Stanford University View more information

 

Challenges Presented by Institutional Identifiers (April '15)
Karen Smith-Yoshimura, OCLC Research
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Creating a Data Interchange Standard for Researchers, Research, and Research Resources: VIVO-ISF (November '13)
Dean B. Krafft, Cornell University
Brian Lowe, Cornell University View more information

 

Discovery Turned Inside Out: Using schema.org and Google Site Search with Library Digital Collections (March '13)
Will Sexton, Duke University
Sean Aery, Duke University
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Crowd Sourcing Metadata (December '11)
Barbara Taranto, New York Public Library View more information View video

 


Recent Podcasts

May 23, 2012: ORCID Update, Scholarly Attribution, 21st C. Libraries (May '12) CNI Conversations Podcast, April 29, 2012
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April 29, 2012: Big Data, E-Journals, ID Mgt, Text Mining, & more (May '12) CNI Conversations Podcast, April 29, 2012
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