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View Resource A Scout Report Signpost Look at One Aspect of Metadata: Resource Type

The November End User's Corner, A Scout Report Signpost Look at One Aspect of Metadata - Resource Type, examines an aspect of data used to describe data, a topic relevant to the Scout Report Signpost's Library of Congress Classification of Scout Report annotations.
View Resource D-Lib Magazine June 1998: A Distributed Architecture for Resource Discovery Using Metadata

The Internet Scout Project Research Team, charged with investigating and developing Internet resource discovery tools, has published an article in the June 1998 issue of D-Lib Magazine. The Scout Research Team's first project involves linking geographically distributed metadata collections into one unified, searchable collection. Their article, entitled "A Distributed Architecture for Resource...
View Resource OAlster

The description section of the OAIster Project offers a detailed introduction of the project and its primary objectives. Standing for Open Archives Initiative, OAIster is an ongoing, collective effort on the part of librarians and other information service professionals to increase access to Web-based resources not currently retrievable by existing search engines. While of critical interest to...
View Resource The Dublin Core Metadata Element Set

National Information Standards Organization (NISO) and the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) recently approved and published this standard set of fifteen metadata elements for resource description. The Dublin Core Metadata Initiative (discussed in the September 11, 1998 Scout Report) brings together librarians, digital library researchers, content providers, and text-markup experts who...
View Resource Visual Resources Association: The International Organization of Image Media Professionals

The Visual Resources Association (VRA) is a membership organization of visual image professionals. These librarians, curators, archivists, publishers, image vendors, art historians, and artists seek to improve the management and expand educational opportunities for all types of image information. They develop useful tools and provide best practice papers to assist less savvy users.
View Resource VRA Core Categories: Version 4.0

The Version 4.0 metadata element set is based on the principles of Dublin Core (DC) and defines a common set of fields for the standard description of all visual resources. The VRA website also provides mapping information to DC and MARC. The usefulness of these VRA resources makes one wish for more from this Web site. Access to VRA publications, like the Visual Resources Association Bulletin or...