University Libraries & Learning Sciences Faculty Publications

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

12-1-2009

Abstract

Collection curators develop locally defined unique fields to support local requirements. As per the guidelines of the Open Archives Initiative Protocol for Metadata Harvesting (OAI-PMH), Simple Dublin Core is the minimum requirement for exposing metadata to aggregators. Oftentimes the level of specificity of unique local fields is not translated well to Dublin Core, which may hinder the interoperability of the item metadata record. This paper researched 21 digital collections that were hosted in CONTENTdm. The objective was to explore the use and issues of unique fields in local context and recommend best practices that will increase the interoperability of metadata for special collections.

Publisher

Taylor & Francis Group

Publication Title

Journal of Library Metadata

Volume

9

Issue

3

First Page

213

Last Page

238

Language (ISO)

English

Keywords

Dublin Core, CONTENTdm, OAI-PMH, Metadata, Metadata mapping

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