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Publication date: 30 May 2013

Jane Cho

With the recent expansion of the online environment, the importance of descriptive metadata assisting in a user's purchase and selection has come to the fore. Therefore…

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Purpose

With the recent expansion of the online environment, the importance of descriptive metadata assisting in a user's purchase and selection has come to the fore. Therefore the publishing circle and libraries began discussions about mutual management in order to minimize common requirements and reiteration of efforts incurred in the process of book metadata creation and distribution. In this context, the purpose of this paper is to analyze the ONIX to KORMARC conversion algorithm currently used in Korea and to propose an advanced mechanism capable of mutually assisting and enhancing metadata of both worlds.

Design/methodology/approach

The ONIX to KORMARC conversion algorithm used in Korea was analyzed, and ONIX elements which were not used in conversion but considered necessary for KORMARC to accommodate in the future, were extracted; and then a new mechanism which consists of three scenarios was proposed, with which both ONIX and KORMARC could assist in creation and reducing deficiencies of the other.

Findings

This study extracted the ONIX descriptive elements that were considered necessary for KORMARC to accommodate in the future and proposals were made for these elements to be mapped in KORMARC. In addition a more advanced mechanism was conceived with which ONIX and KORMARC could help to eliminate any deficiences in the other.

Originality/value

The mutual enhancement mechanism proposed in this study will contribute to minimizing reiteration of efforts exerted in production and distribution by providing high‐quality book metadata at the right time, to both the publishing circle and libraries.

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The Electronic Library, vol. 31 no. 3
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0264-0473

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Publication date: 7 September 2010

Fei Xu

The purpose of this paper is to implement and enhance the citation linker that enables users to search articles, journals, and books with minimal but sufficient citation metadata.

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Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to implement and enhance the citation linker that enables users to search articles, journals, and books with minimal but sufficient citation metadata.

Design/methodology/approach

The research work was mainly based on experimental results with a large amount of specific articles, journals, books, and eBooks. Further Ex Libris was consulted during the implementation process.

Findings

The paper found ways to implement and enhance the citation linker that facilitates citation search with minimal but sufficient citation metadata. Different methods to search papers and books were identified and possible future endeavors to enhance the citation linker by Ex Libris were also suggested.

Originality/value

The paper elaborates how to implement and enhance the citation linker that facilitates citation search with minimal but sufficient citation metadata. The author did not find any research work specifically focused on configurations of the citation linker and their effects on search results for users, so the implementation experience presented in this paper should be singularly instructive for libraries implementing their citation linkers.

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Library Hi Tech, vol. 28 no. 3
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0737-8831

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Publication date: 2 November 2010

Jeffrey Beall

Changes in information retrieval architecture are causing an increase in the duplication of metadata records in bibliographic databases. This paper aims to examine the…

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Purpose

Changes in information retrieval architecture are causing an increase in the duplication of metadata records in bibliographic databases. This paper aims to examine the problem by explaining how it is caused and the problems it creates for database users.

Design/methodology/approach

The paper describes the current state of duplication in bibliographic databases and presents a new way of measuring the duplication. The paper contrasts the nature of monograph, serial, and journal article metadata to show how duplication is different for each.

Findings

The new measure of duplication the paper presents could help define the concept of duplication and could aid efforts at eliminating duplicate records in online bibliographic databases.

Practical implications

As metadata becomes a commodity and is sold in aggregate packages it will cause increased duplication in bibliographic databases.

Originality/value

The paper is the first to describe the etiology of duplicate metadata records in web‐scale, bibliographic databases. Also, the paper introduces a new way to measure duplication in these databases.

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Library Hi Tech News, vol. 27 no. 9/10
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0741-9058

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Publication date: 1 September 2001

Norm Medeiros

The Online Information Exchange (ONIX) international standard is a collaborative project aimed at developing descriptive and administrative metadata for books. ONIX was…

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The Online Information Exchange (ONIX) international standard is a collaborative project aimed at developing descriptive and administrative metadata for books. ONIX was first published in January 2000, and was a result of funding from the Association of American Publishers. It was conceived in order to provide Internet booksellers with rich, standardized data that could promote e‐commerce. The metadata initiative is currently in release 1.2, dated November 24, 2000, and is maintained cooperatively by three bodies: EDItEUR, an international group, which coordinates standards for electronic commerce; the Book Industry Communication, a London‐based organization charged with exploring electronic data interchange; and the Book Industry Study Group (http://www.bisg.org/), a non‐profit association stationed in New York, which develops technical standards for the book world.

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OCLC Systems & Services: International digital library perspectives, vol. 17 no. 3
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1065-075X

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Publication date: 6 July 2012

Kate Cumming

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Records Management Journal, vol. 22 no. 2
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0956-5698

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Publication date: 30 May 2008

Bronwen Woods and Michael Ireland

In April 2007, the Canada Institute for Scientific and Technical Information (CISTI), in collaboration with Ingram MyiLibrary, launched the eBook Loan Service. The paper…

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Purpose

In April 2007, the Canada Institute for Scientific and Technical Information (CISTI), in collaboration with Ingram MyiLibrary, launched the eBook Loan Service. The paper describes the management of challenges associated with the project as well as the background and context of the aims to eBook Loan Service model. Conclusions and future activities by the partners with regard to e‐book lending are discussed.

Design/methodology/approach

The paper addresses two main topics: how the eBook Loan Service model was developed, the challenges and risks, the outcomes and benefits; and to evaluate whether a project stretching across boundaries of geography and time as well as between public and commercial partners can be managed successfully. Through a literature review, the context of the e‐book lending model for libraries is addressed, as well as the challenges of virtual project management.

Findings

The challenges and risks associated with implementing the new service were resolved and the project was a success.

Originality/value

The new service delivered by this project underlines the richness of new ideas emerging in the library community to improve access to scholarly literature in the digital age. With this model of affordable short‐term access to scholarly e‐books, libraries will be in a better position to serve the just‐in‐time needs of users in the electronic environment and end‐users will have better access.

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Interlending & Document Supply, vol. 36 no. 2
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0264-1615

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Publication date: 8 August 2016

Myung-Ja K. Han

Academic and research libraries have been experiencing a lot of changes over the last two decades. The users have become technology savvy and want to discover and use…

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Academic and research libraries have been experiencing a lot of changes over the last two decades. The users have become technology savvy and want to discover and use library collections via web portals instead of coming to library gateways. To meet these rapidly changing users’ needs, academic and research libraries are busy identifying new service models and areas of improvement. Cataloging and metadata services units in academic and research libraries are no exception. As discovery of library collections largely depends on the quality and design of metadata, cataloging and metadata services units must identify new areas of work and establish new roles by building sustainable workflows that utilize available metadata technologies. The paper aims to discuss these issues.

Design/methodology/approach

This paper discusses a list of challenges that academic libraries’ cataloging and metadata services units have encountered over the years, and ways to build sustainable workflows, including collaborations between units in and outside of the institution, and in the cloud; tools, technologies, metadata standards and semantic web technologies; and most importantly, exploration and research. The paper also includes examples and uses cases of both traditional metadata workflows and experimentation with linked open data that were built upon metadata technologies and will ultimately support emerging user needs.

Findings

To develop sustainable and scalable workflows that meet users’ changing needs, cataloging and metadata professionals need not only to work with new information technologies, but must also be equipped with soft skills and in-depth professional knowledge.

Originality/value

This paper discusses how cataloging and metadata services units have been exploiting information technologies and creating new scalable workflows to adapt to these changes, and what is required to establish and maintain these workflows.

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Publication date: 4 September 2009

George Macgregor

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Library Review, vol. 58 no. 8
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0024-2535

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Publication date: 18 May 2012

Milena Dobreva

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Library Review, vol. 61 no. 5
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0024-2535

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Publication date: 1 June 2005

Gobinda G. Chowdhury

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Program, vol. 39 no. 2
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0033-0337

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