2nd Edition

Metadata for Information Management and Retrieval
Understanding metadata and its use

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ISBN 9781856048248
Published December 7, 2017 by Facet Publishing
368 Pages


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Book Description

This new and updated second edition of a classic text provides a thought-provoking introduction to metadata for all library and information students and professionals.

Metadata for Information Management and Retrieval has been fully revised by David Haynes to bring it up to date with new technology and standards. The new edition, containing new chapters on Metadata Standards and Encoding Schemes, assesses the current theory and practice of metadata and examines key developments in terms of both policy and technology.

Coverage includes:

  • an introduction to the concept of metadata
  • a description of the main components of metadata systems and standards
  • an overview of the scope of metadata and its applications
  • a description of typical information retrieval issues in corporate and research environments
  • a demonstration of ways in which metadata is used to improve retrieval
  • a look at ways in which metadata is used to manage information
  • consideration of the role of metadata in information governance.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction

2. Defining, describing and expressing metadata

3. Data modelling

4. Metadata standards

5. Resource Identification and Description

6. Retrieving information

7. Managing information resources

8. Managing information governance and rights

9. Supporting learning, research and commerce

10. Information Governance

11. Managing Metadata

12. Taxonomies and encoding schemes

13. Very large data collections

14. The politics of metadata




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David Haynes is a visiting lecturer on the Library and Information Science programme at City University London.