Metadata Architectures and Applications (INLS 720) explores the role metadata in our evolving information ecosystem(s); an emphasis placed on metadata the digital environment. The course examines the development and use of metadata schemes in distinct information communities (e.g., digital libraries, museums, and archives; scientific data centers; governmental organizations;educational and learning environments; commerce enterprises; and personal information systems—to name a few). Among selected topics covered are interoperability, metadata models, ontologies, metadata for the Semantic Web, metadata generation, metadata and search engines, metadata quality, and the evaluation of metadata schemas and tools. The course introduces enabling technologies used to create machine understandable metadata (XML, MARC, and RDF). In class exercises and independent/group assignments provide practical experience.
No required textbook.