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

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


Update on BIBFRAME (Bibliographic Framework Initiative) (December '14)

Karim B. Boughida, George Washington University
Jackie Shieh, George Washington University
Jeff Penka, Zepheira
Nate Trail, Library of Congress


CASRAI: Working Toward Research Information Interoperability in the UK (March '14)

Ben Showers, JISC


Local Participation in the Digital Public Library of America (March '14)

Chelcie Juliet Rowell, Wake Forest University
Chris Freeland, Washington University in St. Louis




Recent Videos

Creating a Data Interchange Standard for Researchers, Research, and Research Resources: VIVO-ISF (November '13)
Dean B. Krafft, Cornell University
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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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