Information Resource Description (2nd ed.)

Creating and managing metadata

Philip Hider,

Information Resource Description: Creating and managing metadata

This new edition offers a fully updated and expandedoverview of the field of information organization, examining the description ofinformation resources as both a product and process of the contemporary digitalenvironment.

Information Resource Description 2nd edition explainshow the various elements and values of descriptive metadata support a set ofcommon information retrieval functions across a wide range of environments.Through this unifying framework, the book provides an integrated commentary ofthe various fields and practices of information organization carried out bytoday’s information professionals and end-users.  

Key topics and updates to the first edition include:

  • discussion of big data vs the traditional database model
  • introduces and applies the FRBR-LRM user tasks
  • expanded coverage of scholarly repositories and questionsaround Open Access
  • new section on the history of information organization
  • expanded discussion of the functions, economics andmanagement of metadata
  • a new section on mobile access.

This book will be useful reading for LIS students takinginformation organization courses at undergraduate and postgraduate levels,information professionals wishing to specialise in this field, and existingmetadata specialists who wish to update their knowledge.

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