Chapter 6. Metadata Services

Exercises

 

1. Give three reasons why metadata services are important for digital libraries or collection.

  • For each reason given, use a specific example or context to support your assertion, and discuss the importance of metadata services in each case.

  • Also create a row heading for reasons and a column heading of the examples – fill in the corresponding table cells.

2. What types of metadata services are used for what purposes?

  • Create a table to list the types of metadata services in the row heading and list the purposes in the column heading -- fill in the types and purposes in the corresponding table cells.

3. What are the required and optional description fields for a metadata registry record?

4. What methods are used in building metadata repositories and what standards are involved in this process?

5. How do metadata services facilitate information retrieval?

  • Use a table to list the ways that metadata services facilitate information retrieval and the technical requirements involved in the process.

  • As with Exercise 1, create a row heading of the ways to facilitate and a column heading of the technical requirements – fill in the corresponding table cells.