A case study in designing Chinese metadata

Ya‐ning Chen (Ya‐ning Chen is a Systems Analyst at the Computing Centre at Academia Sinica, Taipei, Taiwan, R.O.C.)
Shu‐jiun Chen (Ya‐ning Chen is a Systems Analyst at the Computing Centre at Academia Sinica, Taipei, Taiwan, R.O.C.)
Hui‐ying Chiang (Hui‐ying Chiang is the Director of the Library of the Institute of Ethnology at the Computing Centre, all at Academia Sinica, Taipei, Taiwan, R.O.C.)
Chia‐hui Liu (Chia‐hui Liu works in Information Technology at the Computing Centre at Academia Sinica, Taipei, Taiwan, R.O.C.)

Online Information Review

ISSN: 1468-4527

Publication date: 1 June 2000

Abstract

Metadata are fundamental in establishing a digital library and museum while domain communities describe, interpret and manage different digital objects. Although many metadata formats and sets have been developed, it is difficult to choose an appropriate format and conversion is problematical, especially for the Chinese materials. This paper is a progress report from the Metadata Taskforce Group designing Chinese metadata for the digital library and museum project (DLMP) at Academia Sinica in Taiwan. The group’s top priority is to construct goals, principles and procedures while designing the metadata format for Chinese contents. Not only does the Metadata Taskforce Group present the analysis of content attributes of Formosan Plain indigenous people, but also several marked achievements and findings are suggested, such as the metadata record structure and criteria of selecting and evaluating the current metadata formats.

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Chen, Y., Chen, S., Chiang, H. and Liu, C. (2000), "A case study in designing Chinese metadata", Online Information Review, Vol. 24 No. 3, pp. 229-234. https://doi.org/10.1108/14684520010341308

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MCB UP Ltd

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