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Strategies for Reprocessing Aggregated Metadata

  • Muriel Foulonneau
  • Timothy W. Cole
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 3652)

Abstract

The OAI protocol facilitates the aggregation of large numbers of heterogeneous metadata records. In order to make harvested records useable in the context of an OAI service provider, the records typically must be filtered, analyzed and transformed. The CIC metadata portal harvests 450,000 records from 18 repositories at 9 U.S. Midwestern universities. The process implemented for transforming metadata records for this project supports multiple workflows and end-user interfaces. The design of the metadata transformation process required trade-offs between aggregation homogeneity and utility for purpose and pragmatic constraints such as feasibility, human resources, and processing time.

Keywords

Digital Library Data Provider Metadata Record Metadata Element Metadata Format 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Muriel Foulonneau
    • 1
  • Timothy W. Cole
    • 1
  1. 1.Grainger LibraryUniversity of Illinois at Urbana-ChampaignUrbana

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