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1Rasmussen Pennington, D. u. L. Spiteri (Hrsg.): Social tagging in a linked data environment. Edited by Diane Rasmussen Pennington and Louise F. Spiteri. London, UK: Facet Publishing, 2018. 240 pp. £74.95 (paperback). (ISBN 9781783303380).
London, UK : Facet Publishing, 2019. XII, 212 S.
Abstract: Social tagging, hashtags, and geotags are used across a variety of platforms (Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, WordPress, Instagram) in different countries and cultures. This book, representing researchers and practitioners across different information professions, explores how social tags can link content across a variety of environments. Most studies of social tagging have tended to focus on applications like library catalogs, blogs, and social bookmarking sites. This book, in setting out a theoretical background and the use of a series of case studies, explores the role of hashtags as a form of linked data?without the complex implementation of RDF and other Semantic Web technologies.
Anmerkung: Rez. in: JASIST 72(2021) no.2, S.264-265 (Xuwei Pan).
Themenfeld: Social tagging ; Semantische Interoperabilität ; Metadaten
LCSH: Linked data ; Social media ; Libraries and museums / Electronic information resources ; Hashtags (Metadata) ; Linked data ; Electronic information resources ; User / generated content
RSWK: Linked Data / Social Tagging
BK: 54.62 Datenstrukturen
2Hooland, S. van ; Verborgh, R.: Linked data for Lilibraries, archives and museums : how to clean, link, and publish your metadata.
London : Facet Publishing, 2014. xvii, 254 S.
Abstract: This highly practical handbook teaches you how to unlock the value of your existing metadata through cleaning, reconciliation, enrichment and linking and how to streamline the process of new metadata creation. Libraries, archives and museums are facing up to the challenge of providing access to fast growing collections whilst managing cuts to budgets. Key to this is the creation, linking and publishing of good quality metadata as Linked Data that will allow their collections to be discovered, accessed and disseminated in a sustainable manner. This highly practical handbook teaches you how to unlock the value of your existing metadata through cleaning, reconciliation, enrichment and linking and how to streamline the process of new metadata creation. Metadata experts Seth van Hooland and Ruben Verborgh introduce the key concepts of metadata standards and Linked Data and how they can be practically applied to existing metadata, giving readers the tools and understanding to achieve maximum results with limited resources. Readers will learn how to critically assess and use (semi-)automated methods of managing metadata through hands-on exercises within the book and on the accompanying website. Each chapter is built around a case study from institutions around the world, demonstrating how freely available tools are being successfully used in different metadata contexts. This handbook delivers the necessary conceptual and practical understanding to empower practitioners to make the right decisions when making their organisations resources accessible on the Web. Key topics include, the value of metadata; metadata creation - architecture, data models and standards; metadata cleaning; metadata reconciliation; metadata enrichment through Linked Data and named-entity recognition; importing and exporting metadata; ensuring a sustainable publishing model. This will be an invaluable guide for metadata practitioners and researchers within all cultural heritage contexts, from library cataloguers and archivists to museum curatorial staff. It will also be of interest to students and academics within information science and digital humanities fields. IT managers with responsibility for information systems, as well as strategy heads and budget holders, at cultural heritage organisations, will find this a valuable decision-making aid.
Anmerkung: Rez. in: Cataloging and classification quarterly 55(2017) no.6, S.420-421 (Patrick Lavey).
Themenfeld: Metadaten ; Semantische Interoperabilität
Anwendungsfeld: Archive ; Museen
LCSH: Linked data ; Libraries and museums / Electronic information resources ; Archives / Electronic information resources
RSWK: Bibliothek / Archiv / Museum / Metadaten / Linked Data ; Linked Data / Bibliothek / Archiv / Museum
BK: 02.14 Organisation von Wissenschaft und Kultur ; 06.35 Informationsmanagement
DDC: 025.0427 / DDC22ger
GHBS: AWU (E)
RVK: AK 87250 ; AN 73000 ; AN 73700 ; AN 95000
3Linde, F. ; Stock, W.G.: Information markets : a strategic guideline for the i-commerce.
Berlin : DeGruyter Saur, 2011. XXI, 617 S.
(Knowledge & Information)
Abstract: Information Markets is a compendium of the i-commerce, the commerce with digital information, content as well as software. Information Markets is a comprehensive overview of the state of the art of economic and information science endeavors on the markets of digital information. It provides a strategic guideline for information providers how to analyse their market environment and how to develop possible strategic actions. It is a book for information professionals, both for students of LIS (Library and Information Science), CIS (Computer and Information Science) or Information Management curricula and for practitioners as well as managers in these fields.
Anmerkung: Rez. in : JASIST 63(2012) no.7, S.1477-1479 ( W. Peekhaus)
LCSH: Information technology / Management ; Knowledge management ; Electronic information resources ; Information services
RSWK: Neue Medien / Informationsmarkt / Informationswirtschaft / Informationsgesellschaft / Wettbewerbsstrategie
BK: 05.38 ; 85.20
DDC: 658.8/72 ; 338.47302231 / DDC22ger
GHBS: PVK (SI) ; QGTR (SI)
LCC: HC79.I55 L56 2011
RVK: AN 97700 ; QR 760 ; ST 515
4Gantert, K.: Elektronische Informationsressourcen für Historiker.
München : De Gruyter Saur, 2011. IX, 428 S.
Abstract: Das Werk gibt einen Überblick über das wachsende Angebot elektronischer Informationsressourcen für Historiker. Dabei werden die wichtigsten Typen und Gattungen anhand von zentralen Beispielen vorgestellt. Vertieft behandelt werden Bibliographien und Aufsatzdatenbanken, Virtuelle Fachbibliotheken und Fachportale, E-Books und Digitale Bibliotheken, Nachschlagewerke und Informationsressourcen zu handschriftlichen Quellenmaterialien sowie den verschiedenen Bereichen der Historischen Hilfswissenschaften. Der praxisorientierte Band berücksichtigt alle Teilgebiete der Geschichtswissenschaften und richtet sich sowohl an Historiker als auch an Bibliothekare.
Inhalt: Online-Ausg.: Gantert, Klaus: Elektronische Informationsressourcen für Historiker
Anmerkung: Rez. in: IWP 63(2012) H.2, S.130-131 (T. Meyer).
LCSH: History / Computer network resources ; History / Electronic information resources ; Libraries / Electronic information resources
RSWK: Geschichtsschreibung / Elektronisches Informationsmittel / Elektronische Publikation
BK: 15.03 / Theorie und Methoden der Geschichtswissenschaft ; 15.10 / Historische Hilfswissenschaften
DDC: 025.069072 / DDC22ger ; 907.0285 / DDC22ger
GHBS: KYQ (E) ; KXT (E) ; AZV (W)
RVK: NB 2800 ; AN 97500
5Miller, S.J.: Metadata for digital collections : a how-to-do-it manual.
New York, NY : Neal-Schuman, 2011. XXIII, 343 S.
(How-to-do-it manuals ; 179)
Abstract: More and more libraries, archives, and museums are creating online collections of digitized resources. Where can those charged with organizing these new collections turn for guidance on the actual practice of metadata design and creation? "Metadata for Digital Collections: A How-to-do-it Manual" is suitable for libraries, archives, and museums. This practical, hands-on volume will make it easy for readers to acquire the knowledge and skills they need, whether they use the book on the job or in a classroom. Author Steven Miller introduces readers to fundamental concepts and practices in a style accessible to beginners and LIS students, as well as experienced practitioners with little metadata training. He also takes account of the widespread use of digital collection management systems such as CONTENTdm. Rather than surveying a large number of metadata schemes, Miller covers only three of the schemes most commonly used in general digital resource description, namely, Dublin Core, MODS, and VRA. By limiting himself, Miller is able to address the chosen schemes in greater depth. He is also able to include numerous practical examples that clarify common application issues and challenges. He provides practical guidance on applying each of the Dublin Core elements, taking special care to clarify those most commonly misunderstood. The book includes a step-by-step guide on how to design and document a metadata scheme for local institutional needs and for specific digital collection projects. The text also serves well as an introduction to broader metadata topics, including XML encoding, mapping between different schemes, metadata interoperability and record sharing, OAI harvesting, and the emerging environment of Linked Data and the Semantic Web, explaining their relevance to current practitioners and students. Each chapter offers a set of exercises, with suggestions for instructors. A companion website includes additional practical and reference resources.
Inhalt: Introduction to metadata for digital collections -- Introduction to resource description and Dublin Core -- Resource identification and responsibility elements -- Resource content and relationship elements -- Controlled vocabularies for improved resource discovery -- XML-encoded metadata -- MODS : the Metadata Object Description Schema -- VRA Core : the Visual Resources Association Core Categories -- Metadata interoperability, shareability, and quality -- Designing and documenting a metadata scheme -- Metadata, linked data, and the Semantic Web.
Anmerkung: Rez. in: Mitt VÖB 64(2011) H.3/4, S.554-557 (Saskia Breitling)
Objekt: Dublin Core
LCSH: Cataloging of electronic information resources / Standards ; Metadata / Standards ; Dublin Core
RSWK: Elektronische Bibliothek, Elektronische Publikation, Katalogisierung, Metadatenmodell, Dublin Core, Einführung (BSB)
LCC: Z695.24 .M55 2011
6Weber, M.B. ; Austin, F.A.: Describing electronic, digital, and other media using AACR2 and RDA : a how-to-do-it manual and cd-rom for librarians.
London : Facet Publ., 2011. XVIII, 301 S. + 1 CD-ROM.
(How-to-do-it manuals for libraries ; 168)
Abstract: This book addresses RDA along with traditional examples of cataloguing like MARC, MODS, and Dublin Core. Streaming video, Internet sites, dual-disc DVDs, blogs and listservs are just some of the rapidly emerging, and often complicated, new resources covered in this current, easy-to-follow manual. Separate chapters are dedicated to each non-print and e-resource format, and include corresponding examples to help demonstrate practical implementation of these critical new skills. A companion CD-ROM contains fully-worked out examples, models and illustrations, and acts as an important visual guide to help reinforce key concepts. In addition, a companion website provides updates on changes in RDA and other cataloguing resources and practices; links to presentations, blog posts, etc; and a means to contact the authors with questions and feedback.
Inhalt: Essential background -- Cartographic resources -- Sound recordings -- Videos -- Electronic resources -- Electronic integrating resources -- Microforms -- Multimedia kits and mixed materials.
Behandelte Form: Elektronische Dokumente ; Nonbook-Materialien
Objekt: RDA ; AACR2
LCSH: Cataloging of nonbook materials / Handbooks, manuals, etc ; Cataloging of audio / visual materials / Handbooks, manuals, etc ; Cataloging of electronic information resources / Handbooks, manuals, etc ; Descriptive cataloging / Standards
RSWK: Elektronische Medien / Katalogisierung / Anglo-American cataloguing rules 2 / Resource description and access / Einführung
BK: 06.70 (Katalogisierung / Bestandserschließung)
GHBS: BBVB (FH K)
RVK: AN 74500 ; AN 74583
7Gantert, K.: Elektronische Informationsressourcen für Germanisten.
München : De Gruyter Saur, 2010. 323 S.
Abstract: Dieser Band bietet anhand von zentralen Beispielen einen Überblick über das beständig wachsende Angebot elektronischer Informationsressourcen für Germanisten. Vertieft behandelt werden moderne Formen von Bibliothekskatalogen, Bibliographien und Aufsatzdatenbanken sowie Webkataloge, Virtuelle Fachbibliotheken, Digitale Bibliotheken, Fachportale, elektronische Lexika und Wörterbücher. Zudem werden wissenschaftliche Suchmaschinen, Informationsmittel zu Personen und germanistischen Rezensionen sowie die verschiedenen Formen der wissenschaftlichen Kommunikation im Internet berücksichtigt.
Anmerkung: Rez. in: BuB 62(2910) H.10, S.724-725 (D. Graf); Mitt VÖB 63(2010) H. 3/4, S.151-154 (S. Alker)
LCSH: Germanic languages / Electronic information resources ; Electronic information resources ; German language / Electronic information resources
RSWK: Germanistik / Elektronische Publikation ; Germanistik / Neue Medien (BVB)
BK: 18.08 / Deutsche Sprache und Literatur ; 17.03 / Theorie und Methoden der Sprach- und Literaturwissenschaft
DDC: 025.0643 / DDC22ger
GHBS: BTW (E) ; BTH (PB) ; BTA (PB)
LCC: PD73 .G36 2010
RVK: GB 2905 (BVB) ; GB 1485 (SBB) ; GB 1610 (BVB) ; EC 1300 (BVB) ; AN 97250 (BVB) ; GB 1632 (BVB) ; GB 1625 (BVB) ; GB 2908 (SWB)
8Marcum, D.B. u. G. George (Hrsg.): Digital library development : the view from Kanazawa.
Westport, Conn. : Libraries Unlimited, 2006. ii, 269 S.
Abstract: The influence of digital technology on higher education libraries is discussed by recognised experts. The Kanazawa institute of Technology is Japan's largest institution of higher education specialising in engineering and technology. It is a world leader and collaborator in electronic initiatives, often in the forefront of systems design and telecommunications advancement. It is also the site of an annual symposium series on digital library development. The authors have pulled together an International cadre of leading thinkers and experimenters, all of whom have participated in these symposia, to provide their considered opinions concerning the influence of digital technology on teaching and learning in general, and the role of the library in the educational enterprise in particular. Their contributions have, in turn, been arranged into four thematic groupings, which range from envisioning the future, and facing major challenges, to creating projects and programmes, and developing digital libraries. An informative read for anyone involved in higher education.
Inhalt: Papers presented from 1999 to 2003 at the Kanazawa Institute of Technology (KIT) International Roundtable on Library and Information Science. - Inhalt: The future according to the past : future library issues in historical perspective / Stanley Chodorow -- The emergence of digital scholarship : new models for librarians, scholars, and publishers / John Unsworth -- Information technology and teaching : are they friends or foes? / Richard A. Detweiler -- Document delivery in the digital library / C. Lee Jones -- Climb every mountain : developing organizational capacity for the realization of digital libraries / Winston Tabb -- The research library as publisher : new roles in a new environment for scholarly communication / Carol A. Mandel -- Copyright in the United States and Japan : storming the barriers to access / Paula Kaufman -- Reading and interactivity in the digital library : creating an experience that transcends paper / Catherine C. Marshall -- JSTOR : offering access to an archives of scholarly journal literature / Kevin M. Guthrie -- The continuing evolution of the University of Virginia Library's digital initiatives / Karin Wittenborg -- Digitization and change in mathematics scholarship / Sarah E. Thomas -- Realities and choices for academic libraries in a networked world / Betty G. Bengtson -- Creating the digital library : the importance of faculty collaboration / James G. Neal -- Collections in the digital library / Abby Smith -- Library space in the digital age / Nicholas C. Burckel -- The place of libraries in a digital age / David M. Levy.
Themenfeld: Information Gateway
LCSH: Digital libraries / Congresses ; Libraries / Special collections / Electronic information resources / Congresses ; Libraries and electronic publishing / Congresses ; Communication in learning and scholarship / Technological innovations / Congresses
RSWK: Elektronische Bibliothek / Aufsatzsammlung (BVB)
BK: 06.54 / Bibliotheksautomatisierung ; 06.38 / Kooperation
DDC: 025/.00285 / dc22
LCC: ZA4080.D544 2006
9Intner, S.S. ; Lazinger, S.S. ; Weihs, J.: Metadata and its impact on libraries.
Littleton, Colo. : Libraries Unlimited, 2005. V, 262 S.
(Library and information science text series)
Abstract: Three experts of the cataloguing world tackle the topic of metadata, explaining fundamental concepts and their accompanying rationales, as well as exploring current developments and future innovations.
Inhalt: What is metadata? - Metadata schemas & their relationships to particular communities - Library and information-related metadata schemas - Creating library metadata for monographic materials - Creating library metadata for continuing materials - Integrating library metadata into local cataloging and bibliographic - databases - Digital collections/digital libraries - Archiving & preserving digital materials - Impact of digital resources on library services - Future possibilities
Anmerkung: Rez. in: JASIST. 58(2007) no.6., S.909-910 (A.D. Petrou): "A division in metadata definitions for physical objects vs. those for digital resources offered in Chapter 1 is punctuated by the use of broader, more inclusive metadata definitions, such as data about data as well as with the inclusion of more specific metadata definitions intended for networked resources. Intertwined with the book's subject matter, which is to "distinguish traditional cataloguing from metadata activity" (5), the authors' chosen metadata definition is also detailed on page 5 as follows: Thus while granting the validity of the inclusive definition, we concentrate primarily on metadata as it is most commonly thought of both inside and outside of the library community, as "structured information used to find, access, use and manage information resources primarily in a digital environment." (International Encyclopedia of Information and Library Science, 2003) Metadata principles discussed by the authors include modularity, extensibility, refinement and multilingualism. The latter set is followed by seven misconceptions about metadata. Two types of metadata discussed are automatically generated indexes and manually created records. In terms of categories of metadata, the authors present three sets of them as follows: descriptive, structural, and administrative metadata. Chapter 2 focuses on metadata for communities of practice, and is a prelude to content in Chapter 3 where metadata applications, use, and development are presented from the perspective of libraries. Chapter 2 discusses the emergence and impact of metadata on organization and access of online resources from the perspective of communities for which such standards exist and for the need for mapping one standard to another. Discussion focuses on metalanguages, such as Standard Generalized Markup Language (SGML) and eXtensible Markup Language (XML), "capable of embedding descriptive elements within the document markup itself' (25). This discussion falls under syntactic interoperability. For semantic interoperability, HTML and other mark-up languages, such as Text Encoding Initiative (TEI) and Computer Interchange of Museum Information (CIMI), are covered. For structural interoperability, Dublin Core's 15 metadata elements are grouped into three areas: content (title, subject, description, type, source, relation, and coverage), intellectual property (creator, publisher, contributor and rights), and instantiation (date, format, identifier, and language) for discussion. ; Other selected specialized metadata element sets or schemas, such as Government Information Locator Service (GILS), are presented. Attention is brought to the different sets of elements and the need for linking up these elements across metadata schemes from a semantic point of view. It is no surprise, then, that after the presentation of additional specialized sets of metadata from the educational community and the arts sector, attention is turned to the discussion of Crosswalks between metadata element sets or the mapping of one metadata standard to another. Finally, the five appendices detailing elements found in Dublin Core, GILS, ARIADNE versions 3 and 3. 1, and Categories for the Description of Works of Art are an excellent addition to this chapter's focus on metadata and communities of practice. Chapters 3-6 provide an up-to-date account of the use of metadata standards in Libraries from the point of view of a community of practice. Some of the content standards included in these four chapters are AACR2, Dewey Decimal Classification (DDC), and Library of Congress Subject Classification. In addition, uses of MARC along with planned implementations of the archival community's encoding scheme, EAD, are covered in detail. In a way, content in these chapters can be considered as a refresher course on the history, current state, importance, and usefulness of the above-mentioned standards in Libraries. Application of the standards is offered for various types of materials, such as monographic materials, continuing resources, and integrating library metadata into local catalogs and databases. A review of current digital library projects takes place in Chapter 7. While details about these projects tend to become out of date fast, the sections on issues and problems encountered in digital projects and successes and failures deserve any reader's close inspection. A suggested model is important enough to merit a specific mention below, in a short list format, as it encapsulates lessons learned from issues, problems, successes, and failures in digital projects. Before detailing the model, however, the various projects included in Chapter 7 should be mentioned. The projects are: Colorado Digitization Project, Cooperative Online Resource Catalog (an Office of Research project by OCLC, Inc.), California Digital Library, JSTOR, LC's National Digital Library Program and VARIATIONS. ; Chapter 8 discusses issues of archiving and preserving digital materials. The chapter reiterates, "What is the point of all of this if the resources identified and catalogued are not preserved?" (Gorman, 2003, p. 16). Discussion about preservation and related issues is organized in five sections that successively ask why, what, who, how, and how much of the plethora of digital materials should be archived and preserved. These are not easy questions because of media instability and technological obsolescence. Stakeholders in communities with diverse interests compete in terms of which community or representative of a community has an authoritative say in what and how much get archived and preserved. In discussing the above-mentioned questions, the authors once again provide valuable information and lessons from a number of initiatives in Europe, Australia, and from other global initiatives. The Draft Charter on the Preservation of the Digital Heritage and the Guidelines for the Preservation of Digital Heritage, both published by UNESCO, are discussed and some of the preservation principles from the Guidelines are listed. The existing diversity in administrative arrangements for these new projects and resources notwithstanding, the impact on content produced for online reserves through work done in digital projects and from the use of metadata and the impact on levels of reference services and the ensuing need for different models to train users and staff is undeniable. In terms of education and training, formal coursework, continuing education, and informal and on-the-job training are just some of the available options. The intensity in resources required for cataloguing digital materials, the questions over the quality of digital resources, and the threat of the new digital environment to the survival of the traditional library are all issues quoted by critics and others, however, who are concerned about a balance for planning and resources allocated for traditional or print-based resources and newer digital resources. A number of questions are asked as part of the book's conclusions in Chapter 10. Of these questions, one that touches on all of the rest and upon much of the book's content is the question: What does the future hold for metadata in libraries? Metadata standards are alive and well in many communities of practice, as Chapters 2-6 have demonstrated. The usefulness of metadata continues to be high and innovation in various elements should keep information professionals engaged for decades to come. There is no doubt that metadata have had a tremendous impact in how we organize information for access and in terms of who, how, when, and where contact is made with library services and collections online. Planning and commitment to a diversity of metadata to serve the plethora of needs in communities of practice are paramount for the continued success of many digital projects and for online preservation of our digital heritage."
Themenfeld: Metadaten ; Formalerschließung
LCSH: Metadata ; Information organization ; Cataloging / Standards ; Cataloging of electronic information resources ; Cataloging of integrating resources ; Information storage and retrieval systems ; Machine / readable bibliographic data formats ; Electronic information resources / Management ; Digital preservation ; Digital libraries
RSWK: Bibliothek / Elektronische Publikation / Metadaten
BK: 06.70 Katalogisierung ; 06.74 Informationssysteme
DDC: 025.3 / dc22
LCC: Z666.7.I58 2006
10Deegan, M. ; Tanner, S.: Digital futures : strategies for the information age.
New York : Neal-Schuman, 2002. XII, 276 S.
Anmerkung: Rez. in: JASIST. 54(2003) no.9, S.908-909 (L. Ennis): "This is a timely and important addition to the growing body of work an libraries and digital collections. Both Deegan and Tanner bring a wide array of experience and knowledge to the work creating a valuable resource for librarians and digital collection managers. The book is the first in what the authors hope will become a series of volumes covering various issues of digital futures. Digital Futures: Strategies for the Information Age contains nine main chapters divided into sections, an introduction, a conclusion, a bibliography, a glossary, and an index. Each chapter begins with a quote or two and an introduction to help set the stage for the rest of the chapter. The first chapter, "Digital Futures in Current Context," outlines the myriad of changes in information technology from the past 50 years and the impact of those changes an libraries, library practices, and publishing. The book is written for people with little or no prior knowledge of information technology, so technologically savvy readers may find the first chapter a little elementary. For instance, the chapter includes a good bit of the history and workings of the Internet and World Wide Web. However, without the chapter included in the text, the work world lack a real starting point for the narrative and possibly alienate readers just starting their voyage into information science. The second chapter, "Why Digitize?" discusses why libraries and librarians should consider digital projects as a means of providing access. While the concentration is an the benefits of digital projects, the authors are also careful to point out various pitfalls and stumbling blocks to creating, managing, and preserving a digital collection. To help demonstrate their point, the authors include examples of a number of active projects covering newspapers, photo collections, books, and periodicals, and provide URLs so readers can visit the projects an their own. This chapter gives the reader a good overview of the various issues surrounding digitization as well as practical examples. While the first two chapters are a good introduction to the subject and examine theoretical issues, the next two chapters begin take an more practical issues. In Chapter Three, "Developing Collections in the Digital World," and four, "The Economic Factors," the authors explore how digital collections work with traditional library collecfions and how collection development for digital resources differs from collection development of non-digital resources. One of the most interesting topics of these chapters covers the issues surrounding serials using JSTOR and Project MUSE as examples. E-books and their impact an libraries is also discussed. The remaining chapters are by far the most timely and important parts of the work. Chapter Five, "Resource Discovery, Description and Use," examines the growing area of metadata and its importance for libraries and librarians. The chapter begins with a look at how the World Wide Web works and the problems with search engines and then evolves into a discussion of what metadata is, the types of metadata, and metadata creation. The authors explain that one of the biggest problems with the World Wide Web is that the construction and description of web pages is imprecise. The solution for bettering retrieval is metadata. ; The most common definition for metadata is "data about data." What metadata does is provide schemes for describing, organizing, exchanging, and receiving information over networks. The authors explain how metadata is used to describe resources by tagging item attributes like author, title, creation date, key words, file formats, compression, etc. The most well known scheme is MARC, but other schemes are developing for creating and managing digital collections, such as XML, TEI, EAD, and Dublin Core. The authors also do a good job of describing the difference between metadata and mark-up languages like HTML. The next two chapters discuss developing, designing, and providing access to a digital collection. In Chapter Six, "Developing and Designing Systems for Sharing Digital Resources," the authors examine a number of issues related to designing a shared collection. For instance, one issue the authors examine is interoperability. The authors stress that when designing a digital collection the creators should take care to ensure that their collection is "managed in such a way as to maximize opportunities for exchange and reuse of information, whether internally or externally" (p. 140). As a complement to Chapter Six, Chapter Seven, "Portals and Personalization: Mechanisms for End-user Access," focuses an the other end of the process; how the collection is used once it is made available. The majority of this chapter concentrates an the use of portals or gateways to digital collections. One example the authors use is MyLibrary@NCState, which provides the university community with a flexible user-drive customizable portal that allows user to access remote and local resources. The work logically concludes with a chapter an preservation and a chapter an the evolving role of librarians. Chapter Eight, "Preservation," is a thought-provoking discussion an preserving digital data and digitization as a preservation technique. The authors do a good job of relaying the complexity of preservation issues in a digital world in a single chapter. While the authors do not answer their questions, they definitely provide the reader wich some things to ponder. The final chapter, "Digital Librarians: New Roles for the Information Age," outlines where the authors believe librarianship is headed. Throughout the work they stress the role of the librarian in the digital world, but Chapter Nine really brings the point home. As the authors stress, librarians have always managed information and as experienced leaders in the information field, librarians are uniquely suited to take the digital bull by the horns. Also, the role of the librarian and what librarians can do is growing and evolving. The authors suggest that librarians are likely to move into rotes such as knowledge mediator, information architect, hybrid librarian-who brings resources and technologies together, and knowledge preserver. While these librarians must have the technical skills to cope with new technologies, the authors also state that management skills and subject skills will prove equally important.
LCSH: Digital libraries ; Libraries / Special collections / Electronic information resources ; Digital preservation
RSWK: Elektronische Bibliothek / Elektronische Medien / Online-Informationssystem
BK: 06.54 Bibliotheksautomatisierung
11Li, X. ; Crane, N.B.: Electronic styles : a guide to citing electronic information.
Westport, CT : Meckler, 1993. xi, 65 S.
Anmerkung: Rez. in: Library resources and technical services 38(1994) no.2, S.199-201 (C.J. Palowitch)
Behandelte Form: Elektronische Datenträger
LCSH: Citation of electronic information resources
RSWK: Information / Datenbank / Zitat (SWB) ; Literaturdatenbank / Führer (BVB) ; Datenbank / Führer (BVB) ; Literaturdatenbank / Zitat / Führer (BVB) ; Datenbank / Zitat / Führer (BVB) ; Zitat / Informationssystem (BVB)
DDC: 808/.027 / dc20
GHBS: ALB (W)
LCC: PN171.D37L5 1993
RVK: ST 620 Informatik / Monographien / Einzelne Anwendungen der Datenverarbeitung / Datenverarbeitung in Anwendungsgebieten / Technik ; QP 500 (BVB)