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Efficiencies for Quality Control of Repurposed Metadata

Title: Efficiencies for Quality Control of Repurposed Metadata.
Name(s): Glerum, Annie, author
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Text
Issuance: serial
Date Issued: 2014
Physical Form: computer
online resource
Extent: 1 online resource
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: Quality control of bibliographic data is essential in assuring ETDs are both discoverable and accurately described. This poster session outlines semi-automated methods for achieving accurate transcription of bibliographic data in theses and dissertations for both digital repository and catalog records. Earlier methods involved digital repository staff manually inputting bibliographic data then cataloging staff copying that data from the digital repository website into a MARC template along with additional information from the PDF. With the new workflow, manual transcription of bibliographic information found in the PDF is replaced with automated extraction of the PDF data. The extracted PDF data and the ProQuest metadata are used as common source data for XSLT (eXtensible Stylesheet Language Transformations) programs to generate metadata for both the digital repository (Bepress) and the catalog (MARC21XML). Common modular XSLT programs are included in both transformations, and common XML reference tables provide an index of shared data values. The advantage of this new method is that it combines the quality control of transcription taken directly from the PDF with the time efficiency of automated repurposing of ProQuest metadata. By using common data sources, transformations, and reference tables, the metadata is accurate and consistent for both the digital repository and the catalog. And since staff time is greatly reduced, the ETDs are made available to patrons more quickly.
Identifier: FSU_migr_library_faculty_publications-0014 (IID)
Keywords: ETD, metadata, XSLT, XML, quality control
Note: This poster was presented at USetdA in Orlando, Florida, on Sept. 25, 2014.
Subject(s): Cataloging
Information science
Library science
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Host Institution: FSU
Is Part of Series: Library Faculty Publications.

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Glerum, A. (2014). Efficiencies for Quality Control of Repurposed Metadata. Retrieved from