The Utilization of Metadata Elements and Content Designation for Improving Semantic Interoperability in Context of Digital Libraries

디지털 도서관의 의미적 상호운용성(Semantic Interoperability) 향상을 위한 메타데이터 요소와 활용에 관한 연구

  • 정은경 (이화여자대학교 사회과학대학 문헌정보학)
  • Published : 2008.03.30


The purpose of this study is to examine semantic interoperability in terms of metadata elements and content designation in context of digital libraries. This study analyzed 78 digital libraries implemented using Greenstone application with respect to metadata elements and their content designation. Using crosswalks of digital libraries' metadata elements, and comparisons of content designation in elements. this study identifies three aspects which can impact semantic interoperability. First, there were less than 25% core metadata elements even within homogeneous information communities. Second, discrepancy exists between element names and their usage. Third, different levels were identified when assigning content to designated elements in terms of integrity and completeness.


Interoperability;Semantic Interoperability;Digital Libraries;Metadata;Metadata Elements;Metadata Content Designation


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