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View Resource Beyond Bookmarks: Schemes for Organizing the Web

Beyond Bookmarks: Schemes for Organizing the Web, provided by Gerry McKiernan of the Reference and Instructional Services Department of Iowa State University, "is a clearinghouse of World Wide Web sites that have applied or adopted standard classification schemes or controlled vocabularies to organize Web resources." The page points to alphabetic, numeric, and alphanumeric schemes, including...

http://www.public.iastate.edu/~CYBERSTACKS/CTW.htm
View Resource Cataloger's Reference Shelf

The Library Corporation (TLC) has its collection of 21 MARC (MAchine-Readable Cataloging) manuals and other reference works relating to library technical services freely available on the web. Library of Congress publications and the Anglo-American Cataloguing Rules (AACR2) were the basis for the content and arrangement of many of the manuals contained at this site. There are cataloging manuals for...

https://www.itsmarc.com/crs/crs.htm
View Resource Dublin Core Metadata Initiative

Dublin Core metadata has been implemented in several ways, including as HTML metatags and as database elements, as it is used in the Scout Archives (discussed in the June 20, 1997 issue of the Scout Report). The DC elements are title, author, subject, description, publisher, other contributor, date, resource type, format, resource identifier, source, language, relation, coverage, and rights...

http://dublincore.org/
View Resource A Scout Report Signpost Look at One Aspect of Metadata: Resource Type

The November End User's Corner, A Scout Report Signpost Look at One Aspect of Metadata - Resource Type, examines an aspect of data used to describe data, a topic relevant to the Scout Report Signpost's Library of Congress Classification of Scout Report annotations.

https://scout.wisc.edu/scout/toolkit/enduser/archive/1997/eu...
View Resource LC21: A Digital Strategy For the Library of Congress

This report, commissioned by the National Research Council and made available by the National Academy Press (last mentioned in the February 6, 1999 Scout Report) takes a hard look at the impact of digital information on the Library of Congress's traditional mission (and by implication, the mission of all US libraries) to collect, preserve, and make accessible the intellectual work of the American...

https://www.nap.edu/read/9940/chapter/1
View Resource Bibliographic Control of Web Resources: A Library of Congress Action Plan

The Library of Congress is seeking input for the next two weeks on this draft of their action plan. The plan grows out of last November's conference, Bibliographic Control for the New Millennium: Confronting the Challenge of Networked Resources and the Web, and also takes into account LC21: A Digital Strategy for the Library of Congress, the National Academy of Sciences report commissioned by the...

http://www.loc.gov/catdir/bibcontrol/draftplan.html
View Resource The Dublin Core Metadata Element Set

National Information Standards Organization (NISO) and the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) recently approved and published this standard set of fifteen metadata elements for resource description. The Dublin Core Metadata Initiative (discussed in the September 11, 1998 Scout Report) brings together librarians, digital library researchers, content providers, and text-markup experts who...

https://www.niso.org/publications/ansiniso-z3985-2012-dublin...
View Resource Visual Resources Association: The International Organization of Image Media Professionals

The Visual Resources Association (VRA) is a membership organization of visual image professionals. These librarians, curators, archivists, publishers, image vendors, art historians, and artists seek to improve the management and expand educational opportunities for all types of image information. They develop useful tools and provide best practice papers to assist less savvy users.

http://vraweb.org/
View Resource VRA Core Categories: Version 4.0

The Version 4.0 metadata element set is based on the principles of Dublin Core (DC) and defines a common set of fields for the standard description of all visual resources. The VRA website also provides mapping information to DC and MARC. The usefulness of these VRA resources makes one wish for more from this Web site. Access to VRA publications, like the Visual Resources Association Bulletin or...

http://www.loc.gov/standards/vracore/VRA_Core4_Intro.pdf
View Resource Resource Description Framework (RDF) Model and Syntax Specification

The Resource Description Framework (RDF) Model and Syntax Specification, a creation of the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C), is one of the most exciting new Web technologies to be inching its way into existence. RDF is a basis for encoding and using data about documents or Web pages which purports to facilitate the automation of their processing. This RDF Model and Syntax Specification document has...

http://www.w3.org/TR/PR-rdf-syntax/
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