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A bibliographic metadata infrastructure for the twenty‐first century

Roy Tennant (Roy Tennant is the eScholarship Web and Services Manager, California Digital Library, Oakland, California, USA)

Library Hi Tech

ISSN: 0737-8831

Article publication date: 1 June 2004



The current library bibliographic infrastructure was constructed in the early days of computers – before the Web, XML, and a variety of other technological advances that now offer new opportunities. General requirements of a modern metadata infrastructure for libraries are identified, including such qualities as versatility, extensibility, granularity, and openness. A new kind of metadata infrastructure is then proposed that exhibits at least some of those qualities. Some key challenges that must be overcome to implement a change of this magnitude are identified.



Tennant, R. (2004), "A bibliographic metadata infrastructure for the twenty‐first century", Library Hi Tech, Vol. 22 No. 2, pp. 175-181.



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