New Discoveries in the André Savine Collection: Examining the Author-Generated Metadata Contained in the Bibliographic and Biographical Record of André Savine

by Van Duinen, Rita S.

Abstract (Summary)
This paper reports on an analysis of author-generated metadata contained in a portion of the bibliographic / biographical record compiled by the late André Savine, creator of the André Savine Collection. For this study, the contents of 368 index cards created by Savine were analyzed for core bibliographic elements (author-generated descriptive metadata). Elements were identified and conceptually mapped to the English and Russian versions of the Dublin Core Metadata Element Set (DCMES). Results of this study indicate that Savine created extensive descriptive metadata and that ten of these data elements map to the DCMES. Other key metadata elements that do not map to DC were also identified. It is recommended that these additional elements also be incorporated into the schema used to facilitate resource discovery of Savine’s index cards. The descriptive metadata extracted from Savine’s bibliographic and biographical provide a model metadata scheme that can be used with similar projects in the future.
Bibliographical Information:

Advisor:Jane Greenberg

School:University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

School Location:USA - North Carolina

Source Type:Master's Thesis

Keywords:dublin core information organization metadata political refugees – soviet union russians foreign countries


Date of Publication:11/22/2004

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