Seeing Standards: A Visualization of the Metadata Universe

TitleSeeing Standards: A Visualization of the Metadata Universe
Publication TypeMiscellaneous
Year of PublicationSubmitted

'contains a very interesting poster of the different “cultural heritage” metadata standards , produced by Indiana University Libraries:\n \nJenn Riley was a “metadata librarian” working within the Indiana University Digital Library Program, starting in 2004. Then in 2010 Head of the Carolina Digital Library and Archives at UNC Chapel Hill. Now associate dean of digital initiatives in the McGill university library. Her blog, the Inquiring Librarian was active 2005 – 2010.\n \n“The sheer number of metadata standards in the cultural heritage sector is overwhelming, and their inter-relationships further complicate the situation. This visual map of the metadata landscape is intended to assist planners with the selection and implementation of metadata standards. Each of the 105 standards listed here is evaluated on its strength of application to defined categories in each of four axes: community, domain, function, and purpose. The strength of a standard in a given category is determined by a mixture of its adoption in that category, its design intent, and its overall appropriateness for use in that category. The standards represented here are among those most heavily used or publicized in the cultural heritage community, though certainly not all standards that might be relevant are included. A small set of the metadata standards plotted on the main visualization also appear as highlights above the graphic. These represent the most commonly known or discussed standards for cultural heritage metadata.”\n \nSo are we trying to develop our own to add to this huge list? What will our acronym be? [[in this doc, most questions like this are in a numbered list near the end]]\n \nWould a map like this count as a WG deliverable, among others? \n - brcostelloekuehn'