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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.



SINN03 was hosted and organized by the Institute for Science Networking Oldenburg GmbH.
The project SINN is supported by the German Research Network Organisation, with funds of the German Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) and of the Government of Lower Saxony.

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