Collection-level description: metadata of the future?

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Abstract

The potential for digital library growth has recently drawn into question the ability of users to navigate large distributed and heterogeneous collections. This paper attempts to summarise some of the potential benefits to be derived through the implementation of collection-level descriptions for both user resource discovery and institutional collection management. In particular, the concept of "functional granularity" is introduced and some related issues are briefly explored.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)247-250
Number of pages3
JournalLibrary Review
Volume52
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2003

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Collection-level description: metadata of the future? / Macgregor, G.

In: Library Review, Vol. 52, No. 6, 2003, p. 247-250.

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