In this doctoral thesis, the author presents a solution-oriented analysis of current issues in metadata harmonization. A set of widely used metadata specifications in the domains of learning technology, libraries and the general Web environment have been chosen as targets for the analysis, with a special focus on Dublin Core, IEEE LOM and RDF. Through active participation in several metadata standardization communities, a body of knowledge of harmonization issues has been developed. The thesis concludes that the Resource Description Framework (RDF) is the only existing specification that has the right characteristics to serve as a practical basis for such a harmonization framework, and therefore must be taken into account when designing metadata

Keywords: Vocabulary, Application profile, RDF, Dublin Core, Metadata, Standardization, Interoperability, XML
Author: Nilsson, Mikael
Date created: 2010-01-01 05:00:00.000
Time required: P3H
Educational use: professionalDevelopment
Educational audience: teacher-educationSpecialist

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