Metadata is produced and stored locally, published globally, consumed and aggregated locally, and finally integrated and stored locally. This is the create/publish/consume/integrate cycle. Providing a framework for managing metadata throughout this cycle is the goal of the Dublin Core Abstract Model and the Dublin Core Application Profile (DCAM/DCAP). The basic guidelines and requirements for this [...]
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I discussed the utility of the sub-property relationship in Getting to higher MARC branches, Netting more MARC fruit, and Adding MARC fruit to the cornucopia. Coincidentally, Bob DuCharme posted Simple federated queries with RDF which outlines the same technique and provides additional information on its use for resource discovery. Those posts are somewhat technical, and [...]
One continuing theme of the recently concluded DC-2010 is that of the perpetual search for consensus on what the hell DCMI should be doing. I know this continual search for identity is a common phenomenon with this sort of organization, as it is for the human adolescent hovering around the age of 15 years. Like [...]
This morning’s highlight was Stu Weibel’s opening keynote address to the assembled conference attendees (yesterday included primarily workshop sessions and tutorials). Stu was asked to talk about DC’s past and future, and he gave many of us food for thought. The first thing he did was typical Stu—he took a photo of the assembled group. [...]
When I was teaching my RDA course this past Spring, with my virtual students so very present in my thoughts for that time period, I found myself trying to explain to them why I still go to Dublin Core conferences, after all these years. I am one of those people who was around at the [...]