Wednesday, July 18, 2007

MARC vs Dublin core


Two standard methods of representing document metadata:-

1. MARC (machine-readable cataloguing) – developed in 1960’s at Library of Congress. It is a comprehensive and detailed standard whose use is carefully controlled and transmitted to librarians in library science courses. Producing a MARC record is governed by a detailed set of rules called AACR2R

2. The Dublin Core – minimalist standard intended to be applied to a wide range of digital library materials by people who are not trained in library cataloguing. A collaborative effort by a group of people. Named after Dublin, Ohio, where the first meeting was held in 1995. Received approval of ANSI in 2001. AACR2R for Dublin Core is called DC XML schema. For details, click DCMI (Dublin Core Metadata Initiatives)

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