Other Publications

In addition to the major papers submitted to Conferences, the Metadata Management Associates partners have published and blogged regularly for many years. A selection of these are included below, including all of Diane Hillmann's columns "View from a Parallel Universe".

Reconsidering Universal Bibliographic Control in Light of the Semantic Web

Gordon Dunsire, Diane Hillmann and Jon Phipps. Journal of Library Metadata, v. 12, issue 2-3, 2012.

Abstract: The goal of universal bibliographic control (UBC) as a world-wide system for the control and exchange of bibliographic information acknowledges the resource discovery metadata requirements of modern, global scale users of information. The first decade of this millennium has seen a significant change in thinking about the functions of UBC and how they can best be realized. Pre-publication Version Available at: hdl.handle.net�36288

RDA Vocabularies: Process, Outcome, Use

Diane I. Hillmann, Karen Coyle, Jon Phipps and Gordon Dunsire. D-Lib Magazine, v. 16, no. 12, Jan./Feb. 2010.

Abstract: The Resource Description and Access (RDA) standard, due to be released this coming summer, has included since May 2007 a parallel effort to build Semantic Web enabled vocabularies. This article describes that effort and the decisions made to express the vocabularies for use within the library community and in addition as a bridge to the future of library data outside the current MARC-based systems. The authors also touch on the registration activities that have made the vocabularies usable independently of the RDA textual guidance. Designed for both human and machine users, the registered vocabularies describe the relationships between FRBR, the RDA classes and properties and the extensive value vocabularies developed for use within RDA. Available at: dlib.org�01Hillmann

Metadata Quality: From Evaluation to Augmentation

Diane I. Hillmann. Cataloging and Classification Quarterly, 9-Jul-2007.

Abstract: The conversation about metadata quality has developed slowly in libraries, hindered by unexamined assumptions about metadata carrying over from experience in the MARC environment. In the wider world, discussions about functionality must drive discussions about how quality might be determined and ensured. Because the quality-enforcing structures present in the MARC world--mature standards, common documentation, and bibliographic utilities--are lacking in the metadata world, metadata practitioners desiring to improve the quality of metadata used in their libraries must develop and proliferate their own processes of evaluation and transformation to support essential interoperability. In this article, the author endeavors to describe how those processes might be established and sustained to support metadata quality improvement. Available at: hdl.handle.net�7899

Resource Description and Access (RDA): Cataloging Rules for the 20th Century

Karen Coyle and Diane I. Hillmann. D-Lib Magazine, Jan./Feb. 2007, v. 13, no. 1/2.

Abstract: There is evidence that many individuals and organizations in the library world do not support the work taking place to develop a next generation of the library cataloging rules. The authors describe the tensions existing between those advocating an incremental change to cataloging process and others who desire a bolder library entry into the digital era. ' Available at: dlib.org�01coyle.html

The Continuum of Metadata Quality: Defining, Expressing, Exploiting

Thomas R. Bruce and Diane I. Hillmann. In "Metadata in Practice," Chicago : ALA Editions, 2004.

Abstract: Like pornography, metadata quality is difficult to define. We know it when we see it, but conveying the full bundle of assumptions and experience that allow us to identify it is a different matter. For this reason, among others, few outside the library community have written about defining metadata quality. Still less has been said about enforcing quality in ways that do not require unacceptable levels of human effort. Available at: hdl.handle.net�7895

Trepidation or Anticipation?: the Future of Cataloging and Catalogers -

Diane I. Hillmann. Slides from program presented at NELINET on December 5, 2008.

Available at: hdl.NELINET presentation archives on SlideShare

The Emerging Cataloging Future

Diane I. Hillmann. In Technicalities, v. 28, no. 4, July/Aug. 2008.

Available at: href="http://hdl.handle.net/1813/10835">hdl.handle.net�10835

Present at the Creation

Diane I. Hillmann. In Technicalities, May/June 2008, v. 28, no. 3.

Available at: hdl.handle.net�10834

LC Bib Futures--Is It Our Future, Too?

Diane I. Hillmann. In Technicalities, v. 28, no. 2, Mar./Apr. 2008.

Available at: hdl.handle.net�9448

Metadata Wants to Be Free (and Muddy)

Diane I. Hillmann. In Technicalities, v. 28, no. 1, Jan./Feb. 2008.

Available at: hdl.handle.net�9372

Flying to Pluto

Diane I. Hillmann. In Technicalities, v. 27, no. 6, Nov./Dec. 2007.

Available at: hdl.handle.net�9458

Adding New Skills to our Skillset

Diane I. Hillmann. In Technicalities, v. 27, no. 5, Sept./Oct. 2007.

Available at: hdl.handle.net�7900

Great Leaps Forward

Diane I. Hillmann. In Technicalities, July/Aug. 2007, v. 27, no. 4.

Available at: hdl.handle.net�7611

March of the Librarians

Diane I. Hillmann. In Technicalities, May/June 2007, v. 27, no. 3.

Available at: hdl.handle.net�7608

The Metadata Layer: Rich Chocolate Value in a Vanilla World

Diane I. Hillmann. In Technicalities, Mar./Apr. 2007, v. 27, no. 2.

Available at: hdl.handle.net�7605

Falling From the Metadata Edge

Diane I. Hillmann. In Technicalities, Jan./Feb. 2007, v. 27, no. 1.

Available at: hdl.handle.net�7610

Back to the Future: Taking a Fresh Look at Standards and Conformity

Diane I. Hillmann. In Technicalities, Nov./Dec 2006, v. 26, no. 6.

Available at: hdl.handle.net�7609

Ringing Changes

Diane I. Hillmann. In Technicalities, Sept./Oct. 2006, v. 26, no. 5.

Available at: hdl.handle.net�7607

Is There a Future for Cataloging?

Diane I. Hillmann. In Technicalities, July/Aug. 2006, v. 26, no. 4.

Available at: hdl.handle.net�7604

RDA for Who?

Diane I. Hillmann. In Technicalities, May/June 2006, v. 26, no. 3.

Available at: hdl.handle.net�7606