Measuring Quality in Metadata Repositories

  • Dimitris Gavrilis
  • Dimitra-Nefeli Makri
  • Leonidas Papachristopoulos
  • Stavros Angelis
  • Konstantinos Kravvaritis
  • Christos PapatheodorouEmail author
  • Panos Constantopoulos
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 9316)


The need for good quality metadata records becomes a necessity given the large quantities of digital content that is available through digital repositories and the increasing number of web services that use this content. The context in which metadata are generated and used affects the problem in question and therefore a flexible metadata quality evaluation model that can be easily and widely used has yet to be presented. This paper proposes a robust multidimensional metadata quality evaluation model that measures metadata quality based on five metrics and by taking into account contextual parameters concerning metadata generation and use. An implementation of this metadata quality evaluation model is presented and tested against a large number of real metadata records from the humanities domain and for different applications.


Information quality models Metadata quality Context-sensitive evaluation Repositories Research infrastructures 



This work has been funded by Greece and the European Regional Development Fund of the European Union under the O.P. Competitiveness and Entrepreneurship, NSRF 2007-2013 and the Regional Operational Program of ATTIKI in the frame of MEDA project, GSRT KRIPIS action.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Dimitris Gavrilis
    • 1
  • Dimitra-Nefeli Makri
    • 1
  • Leonidas Papachristopoulos
    • 1
  • Stavros Angelis
    • 1
  • Konstantinos Kravvaritis
    • 1
  • Christos Papatheodorou
    • 1
    • 2
    Email author
  • Panos Constantopoulos
    • 1
    • 3
  1. 1.Digital Curation Unit‘Athena’ Research Centre, Institute for the Management of Information SystemsAthensGreece
  2. 2.Department of Archives, Library Science and MuseologyIonian UniversityCorfuGreece
  3. 3.Department of InformaticsAthens University of Economics and BusinessAthensGreece

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