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Optimising metadata workflows in a distributed information environment

Robertson, R.J. and Barton, J. (2005) Optimising metadata workflows in a distributed information environment. In: Digital Repositories: Interoperability and Common Services, 2005-05-11 - 2005-05-13.

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Abstract

The different purposes present within a distributed information environment create the potential for repositories to enhance their metadata by capitalising on the diversity of metadata available for any given object. This paper presents three conceptual reference models required to achieve this optimisation of metadata workflow: the ecology of repositories, the object lifecycle model, and the metadata lifecycle model. It suggests a methodology for developing the metadata lifecycle model, and illustrates how it might be used to enhance metadata within a network of repositories and services.