The big picture


This chapter provides an overview of how metadata produced at a local institution can be shared with metadata created at another institution. Creating shareable metadata and opening your metadata to other services will bring new visitors to your site and increase awareness of your collections. All metadata should be created with shareability in mind, and this chapter will provide ideas for how to make metadata more interoperable. Additionally, this chapter will cover the basics of the Semantic Web and will explain how cultural heritage resources can be described in RDF. Topics include sharing metadata through metasearch, the Semantic Web and RDF, crosswalking and mapping, and OAI-PMH.

Key words

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