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Metadata enligt Dublin Core : Tillämpningar och konsekvenser i de svenska kvalitetssöktjänsterna SAFARI, Svenska miljönätet och Svesök

Fagerlind, Marita and Gisselqvist, Gunilla (1999)
Division of ALM and Digital Cultures
Abstract
This study investigates the individual usage of the Dublin Core metadata format in three Swedish Subject Based Information Gateways, SAFARI, Svenska miljönätet and Svesök. The authors also present the reader with an overview of the metadata concept and explains in particular the Dublin Core Element Set. The approach to the study is investigation of Dublin Core application from the viewpoint of three major issues, user friendliness, interoperability and quality control. The study includes an in-depth comparison of the three different metadata templates, as well as interviews with people in charge of the metadata production at the respective SBIGs and users of the respective SBIGs« templates. The study shows that the three SBIGs are more... (More)
This study investigates the individual usage of the Dublin Core metadata format in three Swedish Subject Based Information Gateways, SAFARI, Svenska miljönätet and Svesök. The authors also present the reader with an overview of the metadata concept and explains in particular the Dublin Core Element Set. The approach to the study is investigation of Dublin Core application from the viewpoint of three major issues, user friendliness, interoperability and quality control. The study includes an in-depth comparison of the three different metadata templates, as well as interviews with people in charge of the metadata production at the respective SBIGs and users of the respective SBIGs« templates. The study shows that the three SBIGs are more similar than they are different. They have all succeeded in designing their templates in a user-friendly way. The relatively minor differences between the three will most likely not interfere with their mutual interoperability. In conclusion, the authors find that a quality controlled web environment appears imperative to ensure the success of the Dublin Core metadata format. In an environment of this kind, the Dublin Core format, with its general appeal of simple yet adequate resource description, may very well change the structure of Internet resources for the better. (Less)
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  abstract     = {This study investigates the individual usage of the Dublin Core metadata format in three Swedish Subject Based Information Gateways, SAFARI, Svenska miljönätet and Svesök. The authors also present the reader with an overview of the metadata concept and explains in particular the Dublin Core Element Set. The approach to the study is investigation of Dublin Core application from the viewpoint of three major issues, user friendliness, interoperability and quality control. The study includes an in-depth comparison of the three different metadata templates, as well as interviews with people in charge of the metadata production at the respective SBIGs and users of the respective SBIGs« templates. The study shows that the three SBIGs are more similar than they are different. They have all succeeded in designing their templates in a user-friendly way. The relatively minor differences between the three will most likely not interfere with their mutual interoperability. In conclusion, the authors find that a quality controlled web environment appears imperative to ensure the success of the Dublin Core metadata format. In an environment of this kind, the Dublin Core format, with its general appeal of simple yet adequate resource description, may very well change the structure of Internet resources for the better.},
  author       = {Fagerlind, Marita and Gisselqvist, Gunilla},
  keyword      = {datorbaserad informationssökning - bibliotek,metadata,Dublin Core,Svesök,Svenska miljönätet,SAFARI,ämnesportaler,Documentation, information, library science, archivistics,Arkiv- och bibliotekskunskap, dokumentation},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Metadata enligt Dublin Core : Tillämpningar och konsekvenser i de svenska kvalitetssöktjänsterna SAFARI, Svenska miljönätet och Svesök},
  year         = {1999},
}