Metadata Application in Digital Repositories and Libraries: Tools, Systems, and Architecture.pdf
Dr. Jung-ran Park is an assistant professor at the College of Information Science and Technology at Drexel University. Her teaching areas include metadata, digital libraries, content representation and cataloguing and classification. She is a researcher and has published extensively on metadata and its applications in leading journals. Dr. Park delivers papers at nationally and internationally recognized conferences and workshops. She is currently guest editor for the special issue on Metadata Best Practices for the Journal of Library Metadata. Dr. Park is the principal investigator of a four-year (2006-2010) grant entitled Metadata Creation and Metadata Quality Control across Digital Collections: Evaluation of Current Practices from the Institute of Museum and Library Services.
Metadata and digital professionals; Metadata schemas and associated applications; Quality metadata generation: evaluations, mechanisms and tools; Semi-automatic metadata generation; Technical architecture and systems in building digital repositories and libraries; Web 2.0 and metadata: how to exploit social tagging.
Metadata is essential for organizing, managing and searching for information resources and has been a keystone of resource description and discovery. This book is designed to provide information professionals, paraprofessionals and students with up-to-date, practical knowledge and complex skills centering on metadata application in digital repositories and libraries. It explores emerging user-generated metadata (e.g., social tagging) and introduces mechanisms dealing with the exploitation of social tagging to enhance information discovery and user services.