Detailed examination of issues and problems relating to the creation and application of metadata in various information environments. Major metadata schemes, encoding standards, and container architecture are examined with emphasis on functions, syntax, semantics, quality and evaluation. Additional topics for examination will include resource identifiers, controlled vocabularies, and metadata project management.
Students will gain an overview of the primary metadata schemes used in digital library environments with a strong theoretical background combined with practical application. By the end of the course, students will understand: