Metadata and information management


Information professionals have traditionally assisted users in defining and expressing their image needs and helped them match those needs to images. These requests are often challenging to satisfy, due to the disconnection between the words users employ and the attributes used in systems for image retrieval. Image collections must be supported by a robust metadata structure that can accommodate and preserve a variety of discipline-specific metadata while supporting consistent access across collections, but metadata creation is one of the most expensive components of digital projects. This chapter investigates the challenges of image description, both at the item and collection level and considerations ...

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