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Functions of Metadata Schemas and Content Markup Languages for Knowledge Representation in Digital Collections

Dr. Marcia Zeng
Associate Professor of Library and Information Science
Kent State University

Metadata schemas for resource description such as Dublin Core and LOM (Learning Object Metadata) and domain specific markup languages such as MatML (Materials Property Data Markup Language) or CML (Chemical Markup Language) have evolved dramatically during the last five years. Much of this development, however, has been a parallel evolution. There often has been no clear indication of how resource level metadata can be integrated most effectively with domain-specific content markup or with structural markup describing the internal architecture of resources. This presentation will review available metadata standards and markup language standards, analyze the functions of each mechanism in dealing with different digital collection: data, text-based information, non-text-based and non-document-like resources.

Monday, April 8, 2002
Kilgour Auditorium at OCLC

6:30 – 7:00 – Refreshments
7:00 – 8:30 – Program