Information Resource Description
Creating and managing metadata
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<p class="MsoNormal">This new edition offers a fully updated and expanded
overview of the field of information organization, examining the description of
information resources as both a product and process of the contemporary digital
<p class="MsoNormal"><i>Information Resource Description 2nd edition</i> explains
how the various elements and values of descriptive metadata support a set of
common information retrieval functions across a wide range of environments.
Through this unifying framework, the book provides an integrated commentary of
the various fields and practices of information organization carried out by
today’s information professionals and end-users.  </p>
<p class="MsoNormal">Key topics and updates to the first edition include:</p>
<li>discussion of big data vs the traditional database model</li>
<li>introduces and applies the FRBR-LRM user tasks</li>
<li>expanded coverage of scholarly repositories and questions
around Open Access</li>
<li>new section on the history of information organization</li>
<li>expanded discussion of the functions, economics and
management of metadata</li>
<li>a new section on mobile access.</li>
<p class="MsoNormal">This book will be useful reading for LIS students taking
information organization courses at undergraduate and postgraduate levels,
information professionals wishing to specialise in this field, and existing
metadata specialists who wish to update their knowledge.</p>
Table of Contents
1. Definitions and scope 2. Information resource attributes 3. Tools and systems 4. Metadata sources 5. Metadata quality 6. Sharing metadata 7. Metadata standards 8. Vocabularies 9. The future of metadata.
Philip Hider is Head of the School of Information Studies and Professor of Library and Information Management at Charles Sturt University, Australia. He has worked, taught and researched in the field of information organization in the UK, Singapore and Australia. He holds a PhD from City University, London and was made a Fellow of CILIP in 2004.