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Paper – Technical Debt as an Indicator of Library Metadata Quality

D-Lib Magazine November/December 2016 Volume 22, Number 11/12. Technical Debt as an Indicator of Library Metadata Quality. Kevin Clair, University of Denver. DOI: 10.1045/november2016-clair “Abstract – Metadata production is a significant cost for any digital library program. As such, care should be taken to ensure that when metadata is created, it is done in such… Continue Reading

Paper – Biosharing project addresses searchable portal, linked registries and metadata standards

BioSharing: curated and crowd-sourced metadata standards, databases and data policies in the life sciences – Database, 2016, 1–8 doi: 10.1093/database/baw075 “BioSharing (http://www.biosharing.org) is a manually curated, searchable portal of three linked registries. These resources cover standards (terminologies, formats and models, and reporting guidelines), databases, and data policies in the life sciences, broadly encompassing the biological,… Continue Reading

Paper – Using metadata actively

Using metadata actively, Colin Bird, Simon Coles, Iris Garrelfs, Tom Griffin, Magnus Hagdorn, Graham Klyne, Mike Mineter, Cerys Willoughby 2016, Vol. 11, No. 1, pp. 76-85 doi:10.2218/ijdc.v11i1.412 “Almost all researchers collect and preserve metadata, although doing so is often seen as a burden. However, when that metadata can be, and is, used actively during an… Continue Reading

International Coalition on Newspapers Metadata Search

Via Center for Research Libraries (CRL) – “The ICON database is the most comprehensive source of information about significant newspaper collections in print, digital and micro formats. The large and growing database is designed to inform library decisions on the development, management and preservation of newspaper collections. Current statistics: 47,222,880 issues from 171,518 publications dating… Continue Reading

How Descriptive Metadata Changes in the UNT Libraries’ Collections: A Case Study

Tarver, Hannah; Zavalina, Oksana; Phillips, Mark Edward; Alemneh, Daniel Gelaw & Shakeri, Shadi. How Descriptive Metadata Changes in the UNT Libraries’ Collection: A Case Study. UNT Digital Library. http://digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc406345/. Accessed June 3, 2016. “This paper reports results of an exploratory quantitative analysis of metadata versioning in a large-scale digital library hosted by University of North… Continue Reading

Study identifies metadata mining of telephone data by NSA

“Privacy protections against government surveillance are often scoped to communications content and exclude communications metadata. In the United States, the National Security Agency operated a particularly controversial program, collecting bulk telephone metadata nationwide. We investigate the privacy properties of telephone metadata to assess the impact of policies that distinguish between content and metadata. We find… Continue Reading

RDA Metadata Standards Directory Working Group: Final Report

RDA Metadata Standards Directory Working Group: Final Report. Alex Ball, Jane Greenberg, Keith Jeffery, Rebecca Koskela. 2016-01-22. “The Metadata Standards Directory Working Group set out to develop a directory that would enable researchers, and those who support them, to discover metadata standards that would be appropriate for documenting their research data, regardless of their academic… Continue Reading

Expert – PGP leaks metadata and is not secure

Via Motherboard – Pssst, Your PGP Is Leaking: “Ever since the Snowden revelations, more and more people have been educating themselves on how to use encryption. One of the first programs people might turn to is Pretty Good Privacy, or PGP, a version of which was thrust further into the public consciousness when it was… Continue Reading

OCLC agreement with leading publishers worldwide expands metadata access

“OCLC has signed agreements with leading publishers to add metadata for books, e-books, journals, databases and other materials that will make their content discoverable through WorldCat Discovery Services. “OCLC partners with leading content providers around the world to ensure discovery and access to libraries’ most important and popular resources,” said Suzanne Kemperman, OCLC Director, Business… Continue Reading

Model for Tabular Data and Metadata on the Web

Via W3c – “The CSV on the Web Working Group has published four Recommendations: Model for Tabular Data and Metadata on the Web: An abstract model for tabular data, and how to locate metadata that enables users to better understand what the data holds. This specification also contains non-normative guidance on how to parse CSV… Continue Reading

ODNI Announces Transition to New Telephone Metadata Program

News release: “Beginning Sunday, November 29, the government is prohibited from collecting telephone metadata records in bulk under Section 215, including of both U.S. and non-U.S. persons. And, while under the prior program NSA collected metadata in bulk and sought court approval for individual queries, the USA FREEDOM Act requires that the government must now… Continue Reading

EFF Provides Evidence to Courts on Telecoms Collection of Metadata

“This week EFF presented evidence in two of its NSA cases confirming the participation of Verizon Wireless, Sprint and AT&T in the NSA’s mass telephone records collection under the Patriot Act.  This is important because, despite broad public acknowledgement, the government is still claiming that it can dismiss our cases because it has never confirmed… Continue Reading