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"Gateway Standardization: A Quality Assurance Framework For Metadata"
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"The Commercialized Web:
Challenges for Libraries and Democracy" in spring 2005, Volume 53 (4).
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"Gateway Standardization: A Quality Assurance Framework For Metadata",
B. Kelly, A. Closier and D. Hiom, Library Trends, Vol. 53 Issue 4, 2005.
- Gateway Standardization: A Quality Assurance Framework For Metadata
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- As digital library services develop from project demonstrators to mature,
mission-critical services it becomes necessary to implement systematic procedures
in order to ensure the quality of the content, the functionality of the service,
accessibility to a wide range of users and interoperability with other services.
This paper describes a quality assurance methodology which has been developed
for digital library programmes in the UK higher education sector. The paper
describes the approaches taken by the
SOSIG subject gateway service in developing
and maintaining a national service which is dependent on quality metadata.
The paper then outlines a quality assurance framework which has been developed
to support the JISC's digital library programmes in the UK and its application
- CV of Authors
- Brian Kelly is the UK Web Focus, a Web advisory post which
provides support to the UK Higher and Further Education Communities and the
museums, libraries and archives sector. Brian is also the project manager of the
QA Focus project and the NOF-digitise Technical Advisory Service, which provide
support for digital library programmes. Brian is based in UKOLN - a national
centre of excellence in digital information management, based at the University of Bath.
- Amanda Closier is a Research Officer at UKOLN, University of Bath.
Her time is split between working for the JISC-funded QA Focus and the
Environment Service Registry) projects. Prior to this Amanda worked for a JISC 5/99
project as an Information Officer and has a background in library and information work.
Amanda is based in UKOLN - a national centre of excellence in digital information
management, based at the University of Bath.
- Debra Hiom is the Director for the Social Science Information Gateway
(http://www.sosig.ac.uk/) - a nationally funded Internet service for social science
research. Debra also teaches a Digital Libraries Unit on the
MSc. in Information and
Library Management course at the University of Bristol. She has written extensively
about the Internet and is co-author of the Information Professionals Guide to the
Internet and the Web-based tutorial Internet Detective.
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