SINN03 eProceedings

    Metadata Quality

    Stamerjohanns, Heinrich
    Institute for Science Networking Oldenburg GmbH


    While the technical framework Open Archive Protocol for Metadata Harvesting has been established and many implementations exist, now the success of metadata harvesting depends on the quality of the provided metadata. Due to the help of the Repository Explorer by Hussein Sulemann, provided metadata is now often formally correct, yet still Service Providers have difficulties interpreting the incoming metadata; neccessary normalization and the lack of shared semantics make it difficult to create additional services.

    Here we present a Dublin Core Checker, which will not focus on formal correctness of metadata records but on simple analysis of the content of metadata elements in order to give Data Providers feedback about the quality of metadata they provide.


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