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  • The Global ETD Search service is a free service for researchers to find electronic theses and dissertations. This service is provided by the Networked Digital Library of Theses and Dissertations.
    Our metadata is collected from universities around the world. If you manage a university/consortium/country archive and want to be added, details can be found on the NDLTD website.

International LOM Survey: Report (Draft)

Friesen, Norm 07 1900 (has links)
This draft report (31 pages) is about the use of metadata in five collections using the IEEE LOM metadata framework. Samples from the following collections were included: ARIADNE (UK), LTSN Economics (UK), CELTS (Chinese E-learning technology standard using a LOM apllication profile), CAREo (Canada) and Metalab (France). There is an Appendix which gives detailed tables such as the metadata elements populated by collection in totals and in percentages, the values assigned to each element, etc. The introduction from the report states: "The international LOM Survey, first announced in the spring of 2003, has been continued into 2004. Over time, response to the calls for participation in this survey has been most favourable, and the survey has been able to base its analyses on five large record samples from widely varying regions, including the European Union, Canada, and China. In analyzing these samples, this survey focuses on two questions: 1) "Which elements were selected for use or population?"; and 2) "How were these elements used, or what where the types of values assigned to them?" In addition to answering these two fundamental questions for these large sample sets, this report also reviews findings from earlier, preliminary stages of the survey which make use of a broader range but a smaller total sample of records. Finally, this report also attempts to draw a number of tentative suggestions and conclusions for further standardization work from as many of its as possible."

Customizable learning objects metadata authoring

Malaxa, Elena Valentina. Douglas, Ian W. January 2003 (has links)
Thesis (M.S.)--Florida State University, 2003. / Advisor: Dr. Ian Douglas, Florida State University, College of Arts and Sciences, Dept. of Computer Science. Title and description from dissertation home page (viewed Oct. 3, 2003). Includes bibliographical references.

From Library Authority Control to Network Authoritative Metadata Sources

Cordeiro, Maria Inês January 2001 (has links)
Authority control is a quite recent term in the long history of cataloguing, although the underlying principle is among the very early principles of bibliographic control. Bibliographic control is a field in transformation by the rapid expansion of the WWW, which has brought new problems to information discovery and retrieval, creating new challenges and requirements in information management. In a comprehensive approach, authority control is presented as one of the most promising library activities in this respect. The evolution of work methods and standards for the sharing of authority files is reviewed, showing the imbalance in developments and practical achievements between name and subject authority, in an international perspective. The need to improve the network availability and usability of authority information assets in more effective and holistic ways is underlined; and a new philosophy and scope is proposed for library authority work, based on the primacy of the linking function of authority data, and by expanding the finding, relating and informing functions of authority records. Some of these aspects are being addressed in several projects dealing with knowledge organization systems, notably to cope with multilingual needs and to enable semantic interoperability among different systems. Library practice itself should evolve in the same direction, thereby providing practical experience to inform new or improved principles and standards for authority work, while contributing to enhance local information services and to promote their involvement in the WWW environment.

Final Report for the AMeGA (Automatic Metadata Generation Applications) Project

Greenberg, Jane, Spurgin, Kristina, Crystal, Abe January 2005 (has links)
Summary of findings (from Executive Summary of report for Goal 1 (complete), Goal 2, (Partial), Goal 3 (see actual document)): Research in the area of automatic metadata generation falls, primarily, into two areas: Experimental research, focusing on information retrieval techniques and digital resource content, and applications research, focusing on the development of content creation software and metadata generation tools used in the operational setting. The main finding, presented in this report, is that there is a disconnect between experimental research and application development. It seems that metadata generation applications could be vastly improved by integrating experimental research findings. Metadata generation applications might also improve metadata output if they took advantage of metadata generation functionalities supported by content creation software. For example, Microsoft Word supports the metadata generation of a number of elements that conceptually map to the Dublin Core metadata standard. Some of these elements are generated automatically, while others need to be input by a document author or another person. Content creation software provides a means for generating metadata, which can be harvested by metadata generation applications. More research is needed to understand how metadata creation features in content creation software are used in practice. ... Two-hundred and seventeen (217) survey participants provided responses useful for data analysis (the initial goal was to recruit at least 100 participants). Three quarters of participants had three or more years of cataloging and/or indexing experience, verifying their status as metadata experts. Organizations are using a variety of different metadata standards (selected examples include: MAchine Readable Cataloging (MARC)â bibliographic format, Dublin Core, Encoded Archival Description, Gateway to Educational Materials, Metadata Object Description Schema, Text Encoding Initiative, and the Government Information Locator Service). Most participants (81%) reported using one or two systems for metadata creation in their organization, whereas one participant reported the use of seven different systems.

Organization as Meta-literacy: Evaluating student use of metadata and information organization principles in the classroom

Mitchel, Erik January 2007 (has links)
This poster presents the results of a research project which investigated the inclusion of information organization and metadata creation instruction in an undergraduate level history seminar course. Over the course of the semester, twelve students were asked to create Qualified Dublin Core records for approximately 500 articles from a historical newspaper. Prior to creating the records, students were trained in metadata record creation and given instruction on original description. Students used the created records in their research and presented their papers at a symposium at the end of the semester. The research project evaluated the metadata created and investigated student reactions to the process via an online survey. The research found that while students bring an interest in information organization and management techniques that they lacked generalized knowledge and did not share assumptions on the purpose nor uses of the described records.

New Directions in the Organization of Information --Overview of Metadata

Su, Yu 07 1900 (has links)
This presentation is given as part of a panel discussion entitled "New Directions in Information Organization" for a graduate class in library and information science at the University of Arizona. The presentation covers the basic concepts of metadata, metadata standards, metadata crosswalks, and system interoperability. It also discusses different perspectives on data management from library science, management information science and computer science.

A metadata management system for web based SDIs /

Phillips, Andrew Heath. January 1998 (has links)
Thesis (M.Geo.Sc.)--University of Melbourne, Dept. of Geomatics, 1999. / Typescript (photocopy). Includes bibliographical references.

Automated metadata extraction

Migletz, James J. January 2008 (has links) (PDF)
Thesis (M.S. in Computer Science)--Naval Postgraduate School, June 2008. / Thesis Advisor(s): Garfinkel, Simson. "June 2008." Description based on title screen as viewed on August 26, 2008. Includes bibliographical references (p.57-60). Also available in print.

Requirements and information metadata system

Beckman, Erin M. January 2007 (has links) (PDF)
Thesis (M.A. in Security Studies (Homeland Security and Defense))--Naval Postgraduate School, March 2007. / Thesis Advisor(s): Robert L. Simeral. "March 2007." Includes bibliographical references (p. 69-71). Also available in print.

Využití metadat při řešení business intelligence aplikací / Application of metadata in business intelligence systems

Andrle, Ondřej January 2010 (has links)
The diploma thesis focuses on metadata as important means which are able to stop a trend of increasing costs of development, operation and maintenance of decision support systems -- Business Intelligence. The theoretical part of the thesis is elaborated based on such assumption. Its goal is to produce an extensive analysis of the term metadata -- starting with a general definition of the term, then dealing with the categorization and analyzing the issues and benefits. Further on, the term metadata management is discussed as well as metadata repository which is the key element of metadata solutions. The aim of the practical part of the thesis is to analyze the selected commercial metadata management solutions and answer the question whether there is currently a suitable comprehensive solution which would suit the needs of a chosen financial institution, Komerční banka. Furthermore, another question is discussed in the thesis and that is if a suitable solution is to either purchase a commercial solution or decide for own development. The analysis in both parts of the thesis, theoretical and practical, is mainly based on foreign sources, above all articles by specialists in the area of data warehousing, and numerous consultations with an expert on metadata from Komerční banka, Mr. Jiří Omacht.

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