Online GIS and Spatial Metadata, Second Edition

Author: Terry Bossomaier,Brian A. Hope

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1482220164

Category: Computers

Page: 414

View: 6863

Implement Your Own Applications Using Online GIS An in-depth study detailing the online applications of geographic information systems (GIS), Online GIS and Spatial Metadata, Second Edition outlines how GIS data are published, organized, accessed, searched, maintained, purchased, and processed over the web. This latest work describes how the internet has become a platform for the delivery and integration of geographic information. It highlights the growth that has taken place since the first edition and includes new chapters on popular XML formats used in online GIS, SDI Metadata Portals, Mobile GIS and Location-Based services. It also updates metadata standards and explains how metadata links it all together. Designed To Help Non-Technical Readers Understand Technical Issues The book provides a brief overview of the basic technology of online GIS before introducing the technical methods used to develop and implement GIS on the web. It includes an introduction to the protocols and standards now in use online and provides technical background and real-world examples of scripts, markup, and other elements that make this technology work. Expanding on the previous edition, the book offers a global perspective of online GIS, contains links and references to online resources, and includes future directions, applications, and trends. Reviewing major advances that have occurred over the past decade, this seminal work: Discusses the detail of four XML-based standards now in common use for Online GIS and spatial metadata Outlines the nature of Information Networks, systems in which information is distributed across many different sites Examines the conceptual framework of metadata, by studying the RDF and similar standards for the Web Describes several metadata standards in use around the world for spatial metadata Provides current examples of SDI metadata portals, catalogues, and clearinghouses Looks at ways in which distributed information can be built into data warehouses, and introduces basic ideas in data mining

Metadata

Author: Marcia Lei Zeng,Jian Qin

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781783300525

Category:

Page: 400

View: 1624

Metadata remains the solution for describing the explosively growing, complex world of digital information, and continues to be of paramount importance for information professionals. Providing a solid grounding in the variety and interrelationships among different metadata types, Zeng and Qin’s thorough revision of their benchmark text offers a comprehensive look at the metadata schemas that exist in the world of library and information science and beyond, as well as the contexts in which they operate. Cementing its value as both an LIS text and a handy reference for professionals already in the field, this book: lays out the fundamentals of metadata, including principles of metadata, structures of metadata vocabularies, and metadata descriptions; surveys metadata standards and their applications in distinct domains and for various communities of metadata practice; examines metadata building blocks, from modelling to defining properties, and from designing application profiles to implementing value vocabularies; describes important concepts as resource identification, metadata as linked data, consumption of metadata, interoperability, and quality measurement; and offers an updated glossary to help readers navigate metadata’s complex terms in easy-to-understand definitions. An online resource of web extras, packed with exercises, quizzes, and links to additional materials, completes this definitive primer on metadata.

The Metadata Handbook

A Book Publisher’s Guide to Creating and Distributing Metadata for Print and Ebooks

Author: Renée Register,Thad McIlroy

Publisher: DataCurate

ISBN: 0985828897

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 129

View: 3049

For book publishers large and small: the #1 guide to creating and distributing metadata for maximum sales. The Metadata Handbook shows how metadata works, enhancing findability, discoverability, and, of course, book sales. It introduces industry standards (think ONIX!) and best practices, and outlines the essential components for successful metadata creation and distribution. This handbook is a must for every publisher, both for print books and for ebooks. The new second edition is fully updated and expanded to include the most recent information on metadata standards, practices, and use in the publishing industry.

Introduction to Metadata

Third Edition

Author: Murtha Baca

Publisher: Getty Publications

ISBN: 1606064797

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 96

View: 3930

Metadata provides a means of indexing, accessing, preserving, and discovering digital resources. The volume of digital information available over electronic networks has created a pressing need for standards that ensure correct and proper use and interpretation of the data by its owners and users. Well-crafted metadata is needed more now than ever before and helps users to locate, retrieve, and manage information in this vast and complex universe. The third edition of Introduction to Metadata, first published in 1998, provides an overview of metadata, including its types, roles, and characteristics; a discussion of metadata as it relates to Web resources; and a description of methods, tools, standards, and protocols for publishing and disseminating digital collections. This revised edition is an indispensable resource in the field, addressing advances in standards such as Linked Open Data, changes in intellectual property law, and new computing technologies, and offering an expanded glossary of essential terms.

Metadata for Information Management and Retrieval

Understanding metadata and its use

Author: David Haynes

Publisher: Facet Publishing

ISBN: 1856048241

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 288

View: 8632

This new and updated second edition of a classic text provides a thought provoking introduction to metadata for all library and information students and professionals. Metadata for Information Management and Retrieval has been fully revised to bring it up to date with new technologies and standards. It builds on the concept of metadata through an exploration of its purposes and uses as well as considering the main aspects of metadata management. This new edition, containing new chapters on ‘Very Large Data Collections’ and the ‘Politics and Ethics of Metadata’, assesses the current theory and practice of metadata and examines key developments in terms of both policy and technology. Coverage includes: defining, describing and expressing metadatadata modellingmetadata and information retrievalbig data, linked data, and social mediaresearch data collections and open data repositoriesmetadata in information governance: compliance, risk and information securitymanaging intellectual property rightsthe politics of metadata: ethics, power and money. This book is essential reading for library and information students at undergraduate and postgraduate level and will also be useful reading for LIS professionals looking for an accessible introduction to metadata.

Programming Visual Basic .NET

Author: Jesse Liberty

Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."

ISBN: 9780596004385

Category: Computers

Page: 541

View: 2420

Completely revised, this edition is an essential guide for VB programmers looking to make the change to the .NET programming environment.

XML for Catalogers and Metadata Librarians

Author: Timothy W. Cole,Myung-Ja K. Han

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1610692918

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 385

View: 7724

This book provides a foundation of knowledge for catalogers, metadata librarians, and library school students on the Extensible Markup Language (XML)—one of the most commonly listed qualifications in today's cataloger and metadata librarian job postings. • Covers XML from basic concepts, such as core syntax and grammar, to advanced topics, such as transformation and schema design • Provides an in-depth look at metadata standards used in the library domain, including MARC, Dublin Core, MODS, and others • Introduces available XML tools, utilities, and XML related technologies • Includes case studies that draw from real-world applications that show how XML is used in library cataloging and metadata workflows

Information Resource Description

Creating and managing metadata

Author: Philip Hider

Publisher: Facet Publishing

ISBN: 1856046672

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 288

View: 6018

An overview of the field of information organization that examines resource description as both a product and process of the contemporary digital environment. This timely book employs the unifying mechanism of the semantic web and the resource description framework to integrate the various traditions and practices of information and knowledge organization. Uniquely, it covers both the domain-specific traditions and practices and the practices of the ‘metadata movement’ through a single lens – that of resource description in the broadest, semantic web sense. This approach more readily accommodates coverage of the new Resource Description and Access (RDA) standard, which aims to move library cataloguing into the centre of the semantic web. The work surrounding RDA looks set to revolutionise the field of information organization, and this book will bring both the standard and its model and concepts into focus. Key topics include: • information resource attributes • metadata for information retrieval • metadata sources and quality • economics and management of metadata • knowledge organization systems • the semantic web • books and e-books, websites and audiovisual resources • business and government documents • learning resources • the field of information/knowledge organization. Readership: LIS students taking information organization courses at undergraduate and postgraduate levels, information professionals wishing to specialise in the metadata area, and existing metadata specialists who wish to update their knowledge.

Introduction to Metadata

Author: Murtha Baca

Publisher: Getty Publications

ISBN: 0892368969

Category: Reference

Page: 88

View: 3852

Metadata provides a means of indexing, accessing, preserving, and discovering digital resources. The volume of digital information available over electronic networks has created a pressing need for standards that assist in locating, retrieving, and managing this vast and complex universe. This revised edition of "Introduction to Metadata," first published in 1998 and updated in an online version in 2000, provides an overview of metadata--its types, roles, and characteristics; a discussion of metadata as it relates to Web resources; a description of methods, tools, standards, and protocols for publishing and disseminating digital collections; and a handy glossary. Newly added to this edition are an essay on the importance of standards-based rights metadata for cultural institutions; and a section entitled "Practical Principles for Metadata Creation and Maintenance."

Digital Curation, Second Edition

Author: Gillian Oliver ,Ross Harvey

Publisher: American Library Association

ISBN: 0838913857

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 240

View: 3248

As an in-depth explanation of the entire digital curation lifecycle, from creation to appraisal to preservation to organization/access to transformation, the first edition of this text set a benchmark for both thoroughness and clarity. Boasting the expert guidance of international authorities Oliver and Harvey, this revamped and expanded edition widens the scope to address continuing developments in the strategies, technological approaches, and activities that are part of this rapidly changing field. In addition to current practitioners, those pursuing a career as librarian, archivist, or records manager will find this definitive survey invaluable. Filled with up-to-date best practices, it covers such important topics as the scope and incentives of digital curation, detailing Digital Curation Centre’s (DCC) lifecycle model as well as the Data Curation Continuum; key requirements for digital curation, from description and representation to planning and collaboration;the value and utility of metadata;considering the needs of producers and consumers when creating an appraisal and selection policy for digital objects;the paradigm shift by institutions towards cloud computing and its impact on costs, storage, and other key aspects of digital curation;the quality and security of data;new and emerging data curation resources, including innovative digital repository software and digital forensics tools;mechanisms for sharing and reusing data, with expanded sections on open access, open data, and open standards initiatives; and processes to ensure that data are preserved and remain usable over time.Useful as both a teaching text and day-to-day working guide, this book outlines the essential concepts and techniques that are crucial to preserving the longevity of digital resources.

Introduction to Metadata

Author: Murtha Baca

Publisher: Getty Publications

ISBN: 0892368969

Category: Reference

Page: 88

View: 1337

Metadata provides a means of indexing, accessing, preserving, and discovering digital resources. The volume of digital information available over electronic networks has created a pressing need for standards that assist in locating, retrieving, and managing this vast and complex universe. This revised edition of "Introduction to Metadata," first published in 1998 and updated in an online version in 2000, provides an overview of metadata--its types, roles, and characteristics; a discussion of metadata as it relates to Web resources; a description of methods, tools, standards, and protocols for publishing and disseminating digital collections; and a handy glossary. Newly added to this edition are an essay on the importance of standards-based rights metadata for cultural institutions; and a section entitled "Practical Principles for Metadata Creation and Maintenance."

Metadata Standards and Web Services in Libraries, Archives, and Museums: An Active Learning Resource

An Active Learning Resource

Author: Erik Mitchell

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1610694503

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 290

View: 7495

Metadata in library information environments is evolving rapidly. This book provides readers with a set of tools for designing, developing, and implementing metadata-rich information systems while also examining the challenges and opportunities in this field. • Takes a cross-disciplinary approach to the issues, trends, and technologies relevant in information communities such as libraries, archives, and museums • Presents grounded instruction that makes no assumptions about the technical expertise of the reader—perfect for new graduate students • Provides structured learning activities that dovetail theoretical learning with the acquisition of hands-on and technical understanding that is essential for real-world success in metadata and information system design

Metadata for Information Management and Retrieval

Author: David Haynes

Publisher: Facet Publishing

ISBN: 1856044890

Category: Computers

Page: 186

View: 9493

What is metadata and what do I need to know about it? These are two key questions for the information professional operating in the digital age as more and more information resources are available in electronic format. This is a thought-provoking introduction to metadata written by one of its leading advocates. It assesses the current theory and practice of metadata and examines key developments - including global initiatives and multilingual issues - in terms of both policy and technology. Subjects discussed include: What is metadata? definitions and concepts Retrieval environments: web; library catalogues; documents and records management; GIS; e-Learning Using metadata to enhance retrieval: pointing to content; subject retrieval; language control and indexing Information management issues: interoperability; information security; authority control; authentication and legal admissibility of evidence; records management and document lifecyc≤ preservation issues Application of metadata to information management: document and records management; content management systems for the internet Managing metadata: how to develop a schema Standards development: Dublin Core; UK Government metadata standards (eGIF); IFLA FRBR Model for cataloguing resources Looking forward: the semantic web; the Web Ontology Working Group. Readership: This book will be essential reading for network-oriented librarians and information workers in all sectors and for LIS students. In addition, it will provide useful background reading for computer staff supporting information services. Publishers, policy makers and practitioners in other curatorial traditions such as museums work or archiving will also find much of relevance.

Getting Started with SAS 9.1.3 Open Metadata Interface, Second Edition

Author: SAS Institute

Publisher: SAS Institute

ISBN: 1599943042

Category: Computers

Page: 88

View: 8468

This title introduces you to the SAS Open Metadata Architecture and the SAS Open Metadata Interface by walking you through the steps of setting up a SAS Metadata Server and creating a metadata repository for a simple project in the Windows NT operating environment.

The DAM Book

Digital Asset Management for Photographers

Author: Peter Krogh

Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."

ISBN: 0596100183

Category: Computers

Page: 280

View: 7348

Provides information on building an archive for digital photographs.

Metadata for Digital Collections

A How-to-do-it Manual

Author: Steven J. Miller

Publisher: Neal Schuman Pub

ISBN: 9781555707460

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 343

View: 5937

Reference -- Metadata interoperability, shareability, and quality -- Interoperability -- Short- and long-term metadata viability -- Metadata sharing, harvesting, and aggregating -- OAI metadata harvesting -- Metadata mapping and crosswalks -- Metadata conversion and processing -- Example of metadata harvesting, processing, and aggregating -- Good quality and shareable metadata -- Assessing metadata quality -- Five ways to improve your metadata quality and interoperability -- Summary -- References -- Designing and documenting a metadata scheme -- Metadata scheme design and documentation -- Introduction -- Analyze context, content, and users and determine functional requirements -- Select and develop an element set -- General / Cross-collection metadata scheme design -- Collection-specific metadata scheme design -- Factors in choice of metadata element set -- Establish element and database specifications -- Establish controlled vocabularies and encoding schemes -- Develop content guidelines -- Document the scheme -- Metadata design examples -- General application profile examples -- Collaborative digitization program Dublin Core metadata documentation -- OhioLINK Dublin Core metadata documentation -- Indiana memory Dublin Core metadata documentation -- DLF/Aquifer MODS metadata documentation -- Collection-specific application profile examples -- University of Washington's architecture collection metadata documentation -- University of Washington's musical instruments collection metadata documentation -- University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee's transportation collection metadata documentation -- CONTENTdm examples -- Summary -- References -- Metadata, linked data, and the Semantic Web -- What are linked data and the semantic web and why care about them? -- Linked open data and the resource description framework -- Statements, properties, values, and RDF triples -- URIs: uniform resource identifiers -- Literals, strings, and.

Universal Meta Data Models

Author: David Marco,Michael Jennings

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0764571591

Category: Computers

Page: 478

View: 5480

The heart of the book provides the complete set of models that will support most of an organization's core business functions, including universal meta models for enterprise-wide systems, business meta data and data stewardship, portfolio management, business rules, and XML, messaging, and transactions Developers can directly adapt these models to their own businesses, saving countless hours of development time Building effective meta data repositories is complicated and time-consuming, and few IT departments have the necessary expertise to do it right-which is why this book is sure to find a ready audience Begins with a quick overview of the Meta Data Repository Environment and the business uses of meta data, then goes on to describe the technical architecture followed by the detailed models

World Spatial Metadata Standards

Scientific and Technical Descriptions, and Full Descriptions with Crosstable

Author: ICA Commission of Spatial Data Standards

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 0080439497

Category: Science

Page: 689

View: 9537

Introduction to spatial metadata standards in the world -- Regional summaries of spatial metadata developments and associated activities -- Scientific and technical characteristics for assessing metadata standards for geographic datasets -- Scientific and technical assessments with full descriptions of the spatial metadata standards -- Crosstable of national and international spatial metadata standards and associated characteristics.

Metadata Solutions

Using Metamodels, Repositories, XML, and Enterprise Portals to Generate Information on Demand

Author: Adrienne Tannenbaum

Publisher: Addison-Wesley Professional

ISBN: 9780201719765

Category: Computers

Page: 490

View: 8802

Introduces concepts for organizing data within a company to make it more accessible and meaningful. The author explains where databases went wrong in the 1990s, describes metadata-based technologies and standards, and illustrates the various implementation options by depicting five distinct metadata solutions for the same problem.

Encyclopedia of Library and Information Science, Second Edition -

Author: Miriam Drake

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9780824720797

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 800

View: 2487

A revitalized version of the popular classic, the Encyclopedia of Library and Information Science, Second Edition targets new and dynamic movements in the distribution, acquisition, and development of print and online media-compiling articles from more than 450 information specialists on topics including program planning in the digital era, recruitment, information management, advances in digital technology and encoding, intellectual property, and hardware, software, database selection and design, competitive intelligence, electronic records preservation, decision support systems, ethical issues in information, online library instruction, telecommuting, and digital library projects.