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Chapter 7. Metadata Quality Measurement and Improvement

Chapter 7 section titles

7.1 Quality of Metadata
7.2 Meeting the Functional Requirements
7.3 Quality Measurement with Different Granularities
7.4 Measurement Indicators: CCCD
7.4.1 Completeness
7.4.2 Correctness
7.4.3 Consistency
7.4.4 Duplication Analysis
7.5 Metadata Evaluation
7.6 Enhancing Quality of Metadata
7.7 Entity-level Quality for Reusable Metadata

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Exercises

1. Search a digital collection's portal (e.g., https://nsdl.oercommons.org/ or http://europeana.eu/portal/ ) using different queries (e.g., "mars," "mars exploration," or "WWII" and "Second World War"). If there are duplicate records, analyze and determine whether they are true-duplicates. Find and examine a set of records that describe the same resource.
2. Write a brief, well-structured report about your findings. Discuss how the overall metadata quality could be improved and what the barriers for quality improvement are. Attach the records that you corrected or enhanced, and mark your corrections or additions on the original records.

Readings

Bruce, Thomas R., and Diane I. Hillmann. 2004. "The Continuum of
Metadata Quality: Defining, Expressing, Exploiting." In Metadata in
Practice. Eds. Diane I. Hillmann, and Elaine L. Westbrooks, 238−56.
Chicago: American Library Association.

Guy, Marieke, Andy Powell, and Michael Day. 2004. "Improving the Quality of Metadata
in EPrint Archives." ARIADNE no. 38. http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue38/guy.

Hillmann, Diane I., Naomi Dushay, and Jon Phipps. 2004. "Improving
Metadata Quality: Augmentation and Recombination." DC-2004
International Conference on Dublin Core and Metadata Applications, 11−14
October 2004, Shanghai, China. http://dcpapers.dublincore.org/pubs/article/view/770/766.

O'Neill, Edward T., and Diane Vizine-Goetz. 1988. "Quality Control in Online
Databases." In Annual Review of Information Science and Technology, edited by
M. Williams. Vol. 23: 125−56. Medford, NJ: Learned Information.
van Hooland, Seth and Ruben Verborgh. 2014. Linked Data for Libraries, Archives and
Museums—How to Clean, Link and Publish Your Metadata. London: Facet
Publishing. Chapters 3−6.

Zaveri, Amrapali, Anisa Rula, Andrea Maurino, Ricardo Pietrobon, Jens Lehmann,
Sören Auer, and Pascal Hitzler. 2013. "Quality Assessment Methodologies
for Linked Open Data." Submitted to Semantic Web Journal. http://www.semantic
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