Saturday, March 12, 2005

Of Maps and Metadata

MAGERT has a quick overview of metadata and digital maps (or Geographic Information Systems).

Selected quote:

Rather than attempt to decide on a single metadata standard, we would suggest that various types of metadata may be appropriate for various file types, and that librarians in different situations may need to work with one or more kinds of metadata. What is perhaps most important is to maintain as much consistency between various types of metadata as possible. If that is done, records can readily be interchanged using "crosswalks," and can be displayed in a single database.

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