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Title: Dublin Core (DC) Metadata: A Techno-Savvy Approach of Traditional Cataloguing
Authors: Bhatnagar, Anjana
Keywords: Dublin Core
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Issue Date: 28-Feb-2008
Publisher: INFLIBNET Center.
Abstract: The purpose of this paper is to describe about the Dublin Core Metadata elements, its significance, as the latest emerging International Standard of cataloguing of books, articles, videos and World Wide Web Resources. A candid discussion and general guideline is provided for the digital library professionals to manage electronic resources with the help of 16 DC metadata elements. This paper at least answers some primarily questions like “What are DC metadata elements?” “What are its characteristics?” “Why they are important and how it is becoming a techno-savvy approach of traditional cataloguing in current scenario?” The paper also examines the relationship between metadata and traditional cataloguing. The main steps for cataloging web resources using Sixteen Dublin Core Metadata elements are explained, and a worksheet is also provided to create DC metadata. DC metadata elements are valuable add-ons for digital library. The overview of Dublin core metadata cannot be complete in such small paper, therefore author limit herself to the most prominent technologies available. However, following the pointers given readers can easily find more information. The paper is of particular value for newcomers in this area.
ISBN: 978-81-902079-6-6
Appears in Collections:CALIBER 2008 Allahabad

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