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Crowdsourcing Metadata Schema Generation for Chinese-Style Costume Digital Library

  • Yundong Cai
  • Yin-Leng Theng
  • Qimeng Cai
  • Zhi Ling
  • Yangbo Ou
  • Gladys Theng
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 7634)

Abstract

Digital library (DL) has been used as a very important tool for cultural preservation and appreciation. However, it is a great challenge to generate effective and efficient metadata schemas to describe digital artefacts once common metadata schema standards are not enough. In this paper, we propose a crowdsourcing metadata schema generation methodology and use it to create a new metadata schema, "Costume Core" (CC) for Chinese-style costume-related heritage resources, which could be used by other costume digital libraries. We then conducted an initial survey to get users’ feedback on the ranked importance of the metadata elements in the CC schema.

Keywords

Crowdsourcing Digital Library Metadata Schema Schema Generation Qipao Costume 

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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2012

Authors and Affiliations

  • Yundong Cai
    • 2
  • Yin-Leng Theng
    • 1
  • Qimeng Cai
    • 1
  • Zhi Ling
    • 1
  • Yangbo Ou
    • 1
  • Gladys Theng
    • 3
  1. 1.Wee Kim Wee School of Communication & InformationNanyang Technological UniversitySingapore
  2. 2.School of Computer EngineeringNanyang Technological UniversitySingapore
  3. 3.Fashion DepartmentNortheast Normal UniversityChina

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