Saturday, May 19, 2012

Metadata Clean Sweep: A Digital Library Audit Project

Metadata Clean Sweep: A Digital Library Audit Project. R. Niccole Westbrook, et al.
As digital library collections grow in size, metadata issues such as inconsistencies, incompleteness and quality become increasingly difficult to manage over time.  This was a project by library school interns and full-time staff to alleviate poor recall, poor precision and metadata inconsistencies across digital collections. Access to content is the primary goal of the metadata of a digital library. Successful metadata maintenance must include both correction of found mistakes and correction to practices that lead to those mistakes.

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