These papers, presented at ALCTS' July 2000 Preconference on Metadata for Web Resources by a virtual who's who of the digital world, provide a timely overview of the challenges and difficulties of bringing order to a most unruly medium. Topics range from carefully considered viewpoints to possible standards to actual how-to's.
Wayne Jones is head of serials cataloging at MIT, and senior editor of The Serials Librarian. Judith R. Ahronheim, formerly head of the Original Cataloging Unit at the University of Michigan Graduate Library, currently serves the University as metadata specialist. Josephine Crawford is Head of Information Systems at the University of Minnesota Bio-Medical Library, also serving as an adjunct faculty member for the Master's program in library and information science at Dominican University and the College of St. Catherine.
Chapter 1 Preface: Meting Out Data Chapter 2 Acknowledgments Part 3 Part I: Introduction Chapter 4 1 Metadata and Libraries: What's It All About? Part 5 Part II: Cataloging the Web: AACR and Marc 21 Chapter 6 2 AACR2 Complexities, Necessary and Otherwise: The Delsey Report, the Cardinal Principle, and (ER) Harmonization Chapter 7 3 O, Brave Old World: Using AACR to Catalog Web Resources Chapter 8 4 Struggling toward Retrieval: Can Alternatives to Standard Operating Procedures Help? Chapter 9 5 AACR2 and Seriality Chapter 10 6 ISSN: Link and Cross-Link for Data and Metadata Chapter 11 7 MARC 21 as a Metadata Standard: A Practical and Strategic Look at Current Practices and Future Opportunities Part 12 Part III: Cataloging the Web: Other Approaches, Other Standards Chapter 13 8 Visionary or Lunatic: One CORC Participant's Psychiatric Evaluation Chapter 14 9 Working toward a Standard TEI Header for Libraries Chapter 15 10 Libraries and the Future of the Semantic Web: RDF, XML, and Alphabet Soup Chapter 16 11 Archival Finding Aids as Metadata: Encoded Archival Description Chapter 17 12 ISO Standards Development for Metadata Part 18 Part IV: Tools for Cataloging the Web Chapter 19 13 MARCit Magic: Abracadabra! From a Web Site to a MARC Record Chapter 20 14 Anticipating the Deluge: The INFOMINE Project and Its Approach to Metadata Part 21 Part V: Digital Libraries: Practical Applications of the Standards Chapter 22 15 Interpretive Encoding of Electronic Texts Using TEI Lite Chapter 23 16 Developing the Use of Metadata at the National Library of Medicine: From Decision-Making to Implementation Chapter 24 17 Integrating Bio-Collection Databases: Metadata in Natural History Museums Chapter 25 18 The Colorado Digitization Project: An Overview Chapter 26 19 The Instructional Management System (IMS) Stadard: Solutions for Interactive Instructional Software and Dynamic Learning Chapter 27 20 A Picture Is Worth a Thousand Words: Metadata for Art Objects and Their Visual Surrogates Chapter 28 21 Navigating LC's Cartographic Treasures Chapter 29 22 VARIATIONS: Creating a Digital Music Library at Indiana University Chapter 30 23 DDI, the Data Documentation Initiative: An Introduction to the Standard and Its Role in Social Science Data Access Chapter 31 24 Dublin Core for Digital Video Clips Part 32 Part VI: Conclusion: Where Are We? Where Are We Going? Chapter 33 25 Metadata: Hype and Glory Chapter 34 26 Future Developments in Metadata and Their Role in Access to Networked Information Chapter 35 Index Chapter 36 About the Editors Chapter 37 About the Contributors