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Part I. Fundamentals of Metadata

Table of contents

Chapter 1. Introduction

1.1 Background
1.2 Definitions
1.3 A Brief History
1.4 Types and Functions
1.5 Standards
1.6 Principles
1.7 Examples of Metadata Descriptions

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Chapter 2. Understanding Metadata Vocabularies

2.1 Metadata Element Sets
2.1.1 Components and Structures – An Overview
2.1.2 Flat Structure
2.1.2.1 Dublin Core Metadata Element Set
2.1.2.2 VRA Core 3.0
2.1.3 Nested Structure
2.1.3.1 VRA Core 4.0
2.2 Application Profiles
2.2.1 The Concept of Application Profile
2.2.2 Examples of APs consisting of elements drawn from other schemas
2.2.3 Sources of Reusable Elements
2.3 Ontologies as Metadata Vocabularies
2.3.1 Background
2.3.2 Modular Structure
2.3.3 Friend of a Friend (FOAF)
2.3.4 Schema.org
2.4. RDF Vocabularies for Metadata Terms
2.4.1 An Introduction to RDF (Resource Description Framework)
2.4.2 DCMI Metadata Terms
2.4.3 Metadata Descriptions: From “Records” to “Statements”

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