Information Resource Description: Creating and Managing Metadata

Information Resource Description: Creating and Managing Metadata Philip Hider

This book serves as a primer on information and knowledge organization, with particular reference to metadata practices in the digital environment.  Employing the unifying mechanism of the semantic web and the resource description framework, Hider integrates the various traditions and practices of information and knowledge organization. Uniquely, he covers both the domain-specific traditions and practices and the practices of the “metadata movement” through a single lens—that of resource description in the broadest, semantic web sense. This approach more readily accommodates coverage of the new RDA: Resource Description and Access standard, which aims to move library cataloguing into the center of the semantic web.