Erik T. Mitchell is an assistant professor at the College of Information Studies at the University of Maryland, College Park. In addition to studying information technology adoption and use in libraries, he examines metadata issues and professional development in library and information science. Before joining the University of Maryland, he served as the assistant director for Technology Services in the Z. Smith Reynolds Library at Wake Forest University, where he worked for 12 years. During this time he coordinated the development, implementation, and management of a variety of library systems and most recently was responsible for the migration of the Reynolds Library IT services to cloud-based platforms. He is a columnist for the Journal of Web Librarianship and has published and presented on library IT, metadata use, and pedagogical approaches.
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Library Technology Reports, July 2013 (49:5)
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Computers increasingly collect, manage, and analyze data for scholarly research. Linked data gives libraries the ability to support this e-research, making it a powerful tool. Libraries are at a tipping point in adoption of linked data, and this issue of Library Technology Reports explores current research in linked open data, explaining concepts and pioneering services, such as
- Five building blocks of metadata—data model, content rules, metadata schema, data serialization, and data exchange
- Three case studies—Europeana, Digital Public Library of America, and BIBFRAME
- How libraries, archives and museums are currently addressing such issues as metadata quality, open data and business models, cross community engagement, and implementation
Chapter 1—Metadata Developments in Libraries and Other Cultural Heritage Institutions
A Brief History of LAM Metadata
The Motivation for a New Approach to Metadata
A General Framework for Discussing Metadata
Chapter 2—Building Block of Linked Open Data in Libraries
What Is Linked Open Data?
Chapter 3—Three Case Studies in Linked Open Data
The Digital Public Library of America (DPLA)
Case Study Discussion
Chapter 4—Issues, Opportunities, and Trends in Metadata
Tools and Data Used in This Issue