Metadata Schema Transformation Services
Our goal is to develop metadata schema transformation services for designers of Web-based digital libraries.
Many digital library projects and standards organizations are trying to lower the barriers to the management of digital resources by implementing some measure of interoperability
The results of these efforts illustrate a wide range of solutions, including the development of
- metadata standards and crosswalks
- metadata registries
- data dictionaries
- distributed searching
- standardized indexing.
This variety reflects the fact that interoperability can be interpreted conceptually from several standpoints:
Our project focuses on technical interoperability. We are developing a generalized model of metadata translation that addresses theoretical issues as well as practical needs.
- Jean Godby, Principal Investigator, Research Scientist
- Devon Smith, Consulting Software Engineer
- Eric Childress, Consulting Project Manager
- Jay Stuler, Technical Intern (2000 - 2006)
Research articles by project team
- Toward Element-level Interoperability in Bibliographic Metadata
- Encoding Application Profiles in a Computational Model of the Crosswalk
- Two Paths to Metadata Translation: An Overview (PDF:67K/1p.)
- A Repository of Metadata Crosswalks (Presentation given at DLF Spring Forum 2004)
- Two Paths to Interoperable Metadata (PDF:330K/9pp.)
- DC-2003 Conference Presentation (PPT:1.7MB/19 slides)
- Bibliography on Metadata Standards and Interoperability