Quality Control of Metadata: A Case with UNIMARC

  • Hugo Manguinhas
  • José Borbinha
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 4172)


UNIMARC is a family of bibliographic metadata schemas with formats for descriptive information, classification, authorities and holdings. This paper describes the automation of quality control processes required in order to monitor and enforce quality of UNIMARC records. The results are accomplished by format schemas expressed in XML. This paper also describes the tools that take advantage of this technology to support the quality control processes, as also its actual applications in services at the National Library of Portugal.


Format Schema Quality Control Process Bibliographic Record Schema Language Descriptive Metadata 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Hugo Manguinhas
    • 1
  • José Borbinha
    • 1
  1. 1.INESC-ID – Instituto de Engenharia de Sistemas e ComputadoresLisboaPortugal

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