Tools and Techniques for Assessing Metadata Quality

  • Effie Tsiflidou
  • Nikos Manouselis
Part of the Communications in Computer and Information Science book series (CCIS, volume 390)


A significant amount of digital repository research and development activity is taking place worldwide. The quality of the metadata is considered really important for the main functionalities of a digital reporitory. In this paper we carry out a priliminary analysis of tools that can be used for the valid assessment of metadata records in a repository. More specifically, three different tools are studied and used to assess various quality metrics of metadata records. Then, an example quality assessment is presented for specific case study: the ProdInra open access repository. Finally, some conclusions are made and directions for the future work are identified.


metadata quantitative analysis metadata quality metrics digital repositories Google Refine MINT 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Effie Tsiflidou
    • 1
  • Nikos Manouselis
    • 1
  1. 1.Agro-Know TechnologiesGreece

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