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Daniel Gelaw Alemneh, Samantha Kelly Hastings, and Cathy Nelson Hartman write that the University of North Texas (UNT) Libraries has entered into partnership agreements with federal and state agencies to ensure permanent storage and public access to a variety of government information sources. Formulation of preservation policy and creation of preservation metadata for electronic files and digital collections are among the most important steps. This paper discusses the issues related to digital resources preservation and demonstrates the role of preservation metadata in facilitating the preservation activities in general. (First Monday 7(8) 5 August 2002)
Jinfang Niu provides an overview of work completed at Tsinghua University Library in which a metadata framework was developed to aid in the preservation of digital resources. The metadata framework is used for the creation of metadata to describe resources, and includes an encoding standard used to store metadata and resource structures in information systems. The author points out that the Tsinghua University Library metadata framework provides a successful digital preservation solution that may be an appropriate solution for other organizations as well. (D-Lib Magazine 8(11) November 2002)
R. Todd Stephens is the Director of the Metadata Services Group for the BellSouth Corporation. His group is involved in architectural efforts that effect the development and implementation of database metadata, data transformation, components, XML, content, documentation, web services, messaging, metrics, interfaces, and the Enterprise Information Portal. The interview demonstrates how metadata fits into private organisations. (Data Discussions 2003)
This manual describes metadata and explains how to assign it to Australian government documents, resources, agencies, services, collections and/or databases.
Dr. Adam Bostock belives that metadata has a very useful role to play, but it has limitations with regard to information extraction. XML provides much needed data structure. (June 2002)
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