Marcia Lei Zeng
Kent State University
Metadata is a critical mechanism in digital information management and services. Metadata describes the attributes of a resource, where the resource may consist of bibliographic objects, archival inventories and registers, geospatial objects, museum and visual resources, learning objects, events, and datasets. This course introduces principles and theories of metadata development in the digital environment. Combining with extensive hands-on practices, the course covers the design and applications of metadata standards for distinct domains and information communities, issues in metadata interoperability, vocabulary control, quality control and evaluation. It examines international standards, activities, and projects, including trends and practices in Linked Data-enabled metadata encoding.
Zeng, M. L., Qin, J. 2008. Metadata.