Part II. Metadata Vocabulary Building Blocks

Table of contents

Chapter 4 Metadata Structures and Semantics

4.1 Modeling for Metadata
4.1.1 Entity-Relationship Modeling
4.1.2 Ontological Modeling
4.1.3 A Discussion on Encapsulated and Modularized Approach
4.2 Enumerating Metadata Terms
4.2.1 Communicating about the Functional Requirements
4.2.2 Identifying Desired Elements
4.3 Element Set Specification
4.3.1 Basic Components
4.3.2 Presentation
4.3.3 Principles for an Element Set to Follow
4.3.4 Methodologies of Working from an Existing Element Set
4.3.5 Testing the Element Set
4.4 Value Spaces and Value Vocabularies
4.4.1 Value Spaces that Should Follow Standardized Syntax Encoding Rules
4.4.2 Value Spaces that Require Standardized Vocabulary Encoding Schemes
4.4.3 Value Spaces that Should Have Pre-defined Lists of Terms
4.5 Crosswalks
4.5.1 Methods Used in Crosswalking
4.5.2 Aligning Elements with Indicators of Matching Degrees
4.6 Best Practice Guides and Other Content Guidelines
4.6.1 Best Practice Guides
4.6.2 Standard-Specific Guidelines
4.6.3 Community-Oriented Best Practice Guides
4.6.4 Data Content Standards
4.7. Conclusion

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Chapter 5 Metadata Schemas

5.1 Background
5.2 Resource Identification
5.3 Namespaces
5.4 Schema Encoding
5.4.1 Relational Schema
5.4.2 XML Schema
5.4.3 Schema Encoding in Mixed Namespaces
5.5 Encoding Examples of Metadata Standards
5.5.1 Dublin Core Encoding Schemas
5.5.2 EAD XML Schema
5.5.3 DLESE Metadata Framework XML Schemas
5.6 Summary

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