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Metadata, Schema.Org, and Getting Your Digital Collection Noticed

Submitted by Patrick Hogan on July 11, 2014 - 11:12am

Editors Note: This post is an excerpt from Improving the Visibility and Use of Digital Repositories Through SEO, by Kenning Arlitsch and Patrick S. OBrien. The authors, along with Montana State colleagues Jason Clark and Scott Young, will be teaching the online course/workshop Search Engine Optimization (SEO) for Libraries, which starts July 17.

Metadata schemas are powerful frameworks for organizing content, and libraries have long used them to describe their holdings (think MARC). Numerous schemas exist for academic disciplines: CDWA is used for art, Darwin Core for biology, EML for ecology, DDI for social sciences, and so on. Read More »

Smart Libraries Newsletter

July 2014


Smarter Libraries through Technology

The library automation industry continues to evolve, and the pace is accelerating. The succession of business transitions and other events shaping the business environment greatly influences the technology products and services available to libraries. Amidst many different threads of activity, the trend is a concentration of resources in the support and development of a fewer products, each of which finds use in more libraries in ever broader global regions.
--Marshall Breeding

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