Metadata Quality Problems in Federated Collections

Metadata Quality Problems in Federated Collections

Besiki Stvilia (University of Illinois-Urbana-Champaign, USA), Les Gasser (University of Illinois-Urbana-Champaign, USA) and Michael B. Twidale (Florida State University, USA)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59904-420-0.ch008
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This chapter presents results from our empirical studies of metadata quality in large corpuses of metadata harvested under Open Archives Initiative (OAI) protocols. Along with a discussion of why and how metadata quality is important, an approach to conceptualizing, assessing metadata quality is presented. The approach is based on a more general model of information quality for many kinds of information beyond just metadata. A key feature of the general model is its ability to condition quality assessments by context of information use, such as the types of activities that use the information, and the typified norms and values of relevant information-using communities. The chapter presents a number of statistical characterizations of samples of metadata from a large corpus built as part of the Institute of Museum and Library Services Digital Collections and Contents project containing OAI-harvested metadata, interprets these statistical assessments and links to the quality measures. Finally the chapter discusses several approaches to quality improvement for metadata based on the study findings.

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Andy Koronios
Chapter 1
Eric Infield, Laura Sebastian-Coleman
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Galaxy's Data Quality Program: A Case Study
Chapter 2
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Chapter 3
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Chapter 4
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Assessing Mass Consumer Information Quality Requirements Using Conjoint Analysis
Chapter 5
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Applying Name Knowledge to Information Qualtiy Assessments
Chapter 6
Felix Naumann, Mary Roth
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Information Quality: How Good ar Off-the-shelf DBMs
Chapter 7
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Management of Data Streams for Large-Scale Data Mining
Chapter 8
Besiki Stvilia, Les Gasser, Michael B. Twidale
This chapter presents results from our empirical studies of metadata quality in large corpuses of metadata harvested under Open Archives Initiative... Sample PDF
Metadata Quality Problems in Federated Collections
Chapter 9
Helinä Melkas
In this chapter, a novel framework is introduced for analyzing information quality within information processes of complex organizational networks... Sample PDF
Analyzing Information Quality in Virtual Networks of the Services Sector with Qualitative Interview Data
Chapter 10
Mikhaila S.E. Burgess, W. Alex Gray, Nick J. Fiddium
This chapter discusses the proposal for using quality criteria to facilitate information searching. It suggests that the information consumer can be... Sample PDF
Qualtiy Measures and the Information Consumer
Chapter 11
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