Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2006

Journal or Book Title

Cataloging & Classification Quarterly

Volume

43

Issue

2

First Page

3

Last Page

17

Abstract

This article examines the case for the participation of catalogers in the creation of descriptive metadata. Metadata creation is an extension of the catalogers’ existing skills, abilities and knowledge. As such, it should be encouraged and supported. However, issues in this process, such as cost, supply of catalogers and the need for further training will also be examined. The authors use examples from the literature and their own experiences in descriptive metadata creation. Suggestions for future research on the topic are included.

Comments

This is a post-print of an article from Cataloging & Classification Quarterly 45, no. 2 (2006): 3–17.

Copyright Owner

Taylor & Francis Group, LLC

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf

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