LIBR 248

The Organization of Information
by Arlene G. Taylor

Course description

Required textbook


Assignment summary

General information


Supplementary Glossary

[last updated September 10, 2005 ]

The following terms either do not appear in the 2nd edition glossary, or they appear with definitions that are being supplemented here.

Application profile. A specific adaptation by a particular community of one or more already-existing metadata schemas; it differs from a metadata schema in that it may use elements from more than one schema, but it may not introduce elements that do not already exist in some schema. It may specify values to be used by the particular community, and it may narrow, but not broaden, the definition of an element.

FRBR. See Functional Requirements for Bibliographic Records.

Functional Requirements for Bibliographic Records (FRBR). A conceptual model developed by IFLA that provides a way to describe entities and relationships between them. FRBR describes three groups of entities. Group 1 identifies entities that are the products of intellectual endeavors: work, expression, manifestation, item. Group 2 identifies entities responsible for such products: person, corporate body. Group 3 identifies entities that may serve as the subjects of intellectual or artistic endeavor: concept, object, event, and place.

Information resource. See Information package.

Metadata generation. The process of populating a metadata template with content that is appropriate for particular metadata elements; such generation is often automated, but it may also be completed manually.

Metadata registry. A directory that provides for the storage, organization, and sharing of multiple metadata schemas, metadata schemes, and application profiles; assists with interoperability among schemas.

Registry (metadata). See Metadata registry.

Scheme. A set of values that are given specific meanings, such as the enumerated meanings assigned to alpha-numeric values in the Library of Congress Classification.

XHTML. A reformulation of HTML 4 as an XML application.

XSLT. Extensible Stylesheet Language for Transformation - XML-based technology that allows transformation of a source document into a new XML or HTML file.


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