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Metadata schemas and standards for diverse resources

Abstract:

Metadata in institutional repositories are crucial for the discovery, reporting, preservation and sharing of digital resources. They provide a potential user of the resource described in the repository with a summary of information that helps them determine the usefulness of the resource. They help search engines and other web discovery services to find repository content and expose it. Over recent years the content of scholarly materials in digital repositories has expanded beyond the text realm to include increasing amounts of diverse resources such as multimedia, art, creative works, grey literature and research data. Such resources are ill defined in metadata schemas for text-based ...

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