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Metadata Resources

Metadata standards and practices continue to grow and evolve in effort to provide access to information in the ever changing digital universe. Below are some additional resources that discuss current issues and provide practical implementation guidelines for metadata.


  • Caplan, Priscilla. (2003). Metadata Fundamentals for All Librarians. Chicago, American Library Association.
  • Cole, Timothy W. and Foulonneau, Muriel. (2009). Using the Open Archives Initiative Protocol for Metadata Harvesting. Westport, Conn., Libraries Unlimited.
  • Cole, Timothy W. and Han, Myung-Ja. (2013). XML for Catalogers and Metadata Librarians. Westport, Conn., Libraries Unlimited.
  • Metadata in practice. (2004). Diane I. Hillmann, Elaine L. Westbrooks, [editors]. Chicago, American Library Association.
  • Zeng, Marcia Lei and Qin, Jian. (2008). Metadata. New York, Neal-schuman Publishers.