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An Emergent Theory of Digital Library Metadata by Brett Stevens, Getaneh Alemu

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The principle of metadata enriching

The emergence of a mixed metadata approach raises the issue of addressing the key principles of simplicity versus diversity. For this new paradigm, a new Principle of Metadata Enriching is suggested. This refers to the process of enriching existing simple, a priori, expert structured, metadata with diverse, post-hoc, socially-constructed metadata. Metadata enriching indicates a continuous process of user metadata co-creation, and thus metadata is never complete. It is an ongoing process of enriching.

Keywords

Mixed metadata approach; metadata diversity; metadata enriching; post-hoc metadata; a priori metadata; metadata granularity; metadata platform; metadata re-use; platform for co-creation

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