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Encoded Archival Description (EAD)     View
Provides background information and official documentation of Encoded Archival Description (EAD) which is a standard used for encoding finding aids to make them available online.

Sound Directions: Best Practices for Audio Preservation     View
From Indiana University, "This publication [in PDF format] presents the results of research and development carried out by the Sound Directions project." Presents key concepts for laymen as well as information for audio engineers, digital librarians, ...

Open Archives Initiative     View
The Open Archives Initiative (OAI) Protocol provides a framework for "metadata harvesting," a mechanism to help Web sites discover and share content. This site includes documents and software for implementing the OAI protocol, scholarly rep ...

Data Documentation Initiative     View
"The Data Documentation Initiative [DDI] is an international effort to establish a standard for technical documentation describing social science data. A membership-based Alliance is developing the DDI specification, which is written in XML. ...

Resource Description Framework (RDF)     View
The official site for this "lightweight ontology system to support the exchange of knowledge on the Web." Includes specification, schema, a technically-oriented "RDF Primer," and related links. From the World Wide Web Consortium ( ...

Dave Beckett's Resource Description Framework (RDF) Resource Guide     View
"Resource Description Framework (RDF) is a standard for describing resources on the web." This unofficial but oft-cited guide "contains links to many RDF resources including examples, documents, software, tools and projects that use it ...

Useful Web Sites for AV Catalogers     View
This page provides links to a broad spectrum of websites, including resources from the American Library Association's Association for Library Collections and Technical Services (ALCTS), other organizations concerned with cataloging media and metadata ...

Dublin Core Generator     View
This service will retrieve a Web page from a URL you submit and automatically generate Dublin Core HTML META tags suitable for embedding in the HEAD section of the page. The generated tags can be edited using the form provided and converted to variou ...

The Flamenco Search Interface Project     View
A scholarly site about faceted search, which promises better organization of search results through offering categories, or facets, in result sets. Flamenco is designed to allow users "to move through large information spaces in a flexible manne ... Background Topics: Faceted Metadata Search and Browse     View
A brief but thorough explanation of faceted search, in which users can easily switch between searching and browsing "using their own terminology for search while recognizing the organization and vocabulary of the data." Includes a compariso ...



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