Part II: Metadata to Support Organization of Information

Part II: Metadata to Support Organization of Information

  1. Learning Objectives: In this part, you will learn about a variety of kinds of metadata used to organize material for retrieval in information agencies.
  2. Terminology Overview and Objectives: Part II (Modules 5–7)

Learning Objectives: In this part, you will learn about a variety of kinds of metadata used to organize material for retrieval in information agencies. is not currently supported

Terminology Overview and Objectives: Part II (Modules 5–7)

Part II: Metadata to Support Organization of Information

Learning Objectives: In this part, you will learn about a variety of kinds of metadata used to organize material for retrieval in information agencies.

Module 5

Learning Objectives
Explain the purpose and function of metadata in information agencies.
Recognize “description” as a metadata-creation activity carried out in information agencies.
Recognize core metadata fields used in descriptive metadata.
Identify primary standards used to describe information resources in LAMS and articulate the importance of standards to this process.
Analyze metadata elements to identify their support of the Library Reference Model (LRM) User Tasks: Find, Identify, Select, Obtain, and Explore.

Terminology
Metadata
Types of metadata
Descriptive metadata
“Description” and descriptive cataloging
Surrogate records
Bibliographic records
Encoding
Content standards
Access points
LRM User Tasks

Module 6

Learning Objectives
explain what subject access is and how it supports discovery and access.
Identify standards used in subject cataloging including controlled vocabularies and classification schemes used in libraries.

Terminology
Subject cataloging
KOSs (revisit in light of Module content)
Aboutness
Free-text searching
Natural language searching
Controlled vocabularies
Thesaurus

Module 7

Learning Objectives
identify other kinds of metadata used in information agencies and beyond, including preservation metadata, technical metadata, administrative metadata, and rights metadata.
interpret metadata used in other electronic environments, such as the web, social media, and images.

Terminology
Administrative metadata
Technical metadata
One-to-one principle
Preservation metadata
Checksums
Use metadata
Structural metadata
Markup languages for encoding metadata
Embedded metadata
Metadata interoperability

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