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

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The principle of metadata filtering

Metadata filtering represents the importance of providing contextualised metadata views to users based on individual requirements. This is important in a mixed metadata paradigm as metadata contains a multitude of perspectives and interpretations from various groups of potential users. Thus, in order for users to effectively utilise metadata, and hence enhance the findability and discoverability of information objects, efficient filtering is required. This should be achieved via a flexible, contextual, personalised and reconfigurable interface.

Keywords

Metadata filtering; discovery interfaces; user preferences; triangulation; focused search; personalisation

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