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This page provides an overview of 6 articles related to 'collection description', listing most recently updated content first. Note that filters may be applied to display a sub-set of articles in this category (see FAQs on filtering for usage tips). Select this link to remove all filters.

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The description of collections is important in the context of network library services and an important underpinning for developing a collective resource. The creation of collection descriptions allows the owners or curators of collections to disclose information about their existence and availability to interested parties. Although collection descriptions may take the form of unstructured textual documents (for example a set of Web pages describing a collection), there are significant advantages in describing collections using structured, open and standardised formats. Such descriptions would enable: users to discover and locate collections of interest; users to perform searches across multiple collections in a controlled way; software to perform such tasks on behalf of users, based on known user preferences. (Excerpt from this source)

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Metadata related to 'collection description' (as derived from all content tagged with this term):

  • Number of articles referring to 'collection description': 50 (2.9% of published articles)
  • Total references to 'collection description' across all Ariadne articles: 215
  • Average number of references to 'collection description' per Ariadne article: 4.30
  • Earliest Ariadne article referring to 'collection description': 1999-06
  • Trending factor of 'collection description': 0 (see FAQs on monitoring of trends)

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Top authors

Ariadne contributors most frequently referring to 'collection description':

  1. ann chapman (see articles on this topic by this author)
  2. pete johnston (see articles on this topic by this author)
  3. bridget robinson (see articles on this topic by this author)
  4. dierdre wildy (see articles on this topic by this author)
  5. clare mcveigh (see articles on this topic by this author)

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DC 2006: Metadata for Knowledge and Learning

Julie Allinson, Rachel Heery, Pete Johnston and Rosemary Russell report on DC 2006, the sixth international conference on Dublin Core and Metadata Applications, held 3 - 6 October 2006.

October 2006, issue49, event report

What Are Your Terms?

Pete Johnston introduces the JISC Information Environment Metadata Schema Registry (IEMSR) Project and examines some of the challenges it is facing.

April 2005, issue43, feature article

Metadata and Interoperability in a Complex World

Pete Johnston reflects on the 2003 Dublin Core conference, held in Seattle, Washington.

October 2003, issue37, event report

OCLC-SCURL: Collaboration, Integration and Recombinant Potential

Pete Johnston reports on the New Directions in Metadata conference, 15-16 August, in Edinburgh

October 2002, issue33, event report

Collection Description Focus: Spreading the Gospel

Bridget Robinson and Pete Johnston with an overview of CLD activities in the first year.

April 2002, issue31, feature article

Collective Convergence: The Work of the Collection Description Focus

Pete Johnston and Bridget Robinson outline the work of the Collection Description Focus.

October 2001, issue29, feature article

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