Encyclopedia of Database Systems

2018 Edition
| Editors: Ling Liu, M. Tamer Özsu

Cataloging in Digital Libraries

  • Mary Lynette Larsgaard
Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4614-8265-9_47

Synonyms

Cataloging; Classification

Definition

Cataloging is using standard rules to create a mainly text surrogate that describes an object sufficiently in detail so that the object is uniquely differentiated from all other objects. Without looking at the object, a user can quickly and efficiently learn enough about the object to know if it suits the user’s needs. It is generally considered to include bibliographic description and the application of subjects, both as words and as classification. Metadata creation using standard rules may be considered to be a form of cataloging; both cataloging and metadata creation require software with the ability for the user to do searching, browsing, navigation, and display and the ability for the agency doing the work to manage digital objects; to provide preservation and security of metadata, data, and user privacy; and to provide at some level interoperability with other software and other agencies doing the same work.

Historical Background

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.University of California-Santa BarbaraSanta BarbaraUSA

Section editors and affiliations

  • Amr El Abbadi
    • 1
  1. 1.Dept. of Computer ScienceUC Santa BarbaraSanta BarbaraUSA