Metadata harmonization: a roadmap for standardization
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This paper analyzes seven high-profile metadata specifications with regards to their structural and semantic characteristics. The chosen metadata specifications are widely used, mainly aimed at online material, and popular for material used for teaching and learning. The focus is on the compatibility of corresponding features in the respective standards, such as identification principles and extensibility mechanisms. The potential for harmonization of those features across the standards is discussed in depth, and the different paradigms used for metadata specification are discussed. The paper concludes with a concrete long-term roadmap for harmonization of the standards, based on Semantic Web frameworks.
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-25689OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-25689DiVA: diva2:359449
QC 201010282010-10-282010-10-272010-11-17Bibliographically approved