Metadata and Its Applications in the Digital Library: Approaches and Practices

Metadata and Its Applications in the Digital Library: Approaches and Practices


By (author) Dr. Jia Liu


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  • Format: Paperback | 212 pages
  • Dimensions: 180mm x 257mm x 15mm | 295g
  • Publication date: 30 July 2007
  • Publication City/Country: Englewood
  • ISBN 10: 1591583063
  • ISBN 13: 9781591583066
  • Illustrations note: black & white illustrations
  • Sales rank: 1,114,382

Product description

Jia Liu tackles the unruly world of metadata development and implementation through a state-of-the-art overview of major theoretical issues and exemplary practices. Part one of her book elaborates on the general and latest knowledge about metadata and its implementations. Part two discusses an international array of metadata-related practices, projects and applications in the digital library.

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Author information

Jia Liu is a teacher in the Department of Information Management of Peking University, and is currently a visiting scholar in the Faculty of Information Studies at the University of Toronto.

Review quote

"...the book will serve as an excellent snapshot of the library metadata landscape in the early years of this century." - Journal of Librarianship and Information Science "Undoubtedly, this book brings together an interesting and valuable collection of material relating to metadata and its application within library and information systems. It is well structured, logically organised and contains a useful collection of references to ongoing work in this area. I would recommend this book to anyone wanting to find out more about this valuable and challenging area of research and development." - The Electronic Library "This book should be of interest to anyone involved with metadata and digital libraries. Researchers, librarians and other practitioners using metadata should find the information in the book very useful. Furthermore, the book could also be a fruitful reference source for students. The book is written on a level that would appeal to both novices and more experienced metadata practitioners." - Library Hi Tech