Title

Domain-Specific Markup Languages and Descriptive Metadata: Their Functions in Scientific Resource Discovery

Publication Title

Encontros Bibli: Revista Eletrônica de Biblioteconomia e Ciência da Informação

Publication Date

1-2010

Document Type

Article

DOI

10.5007/1518-2924.2010v15nesp2p164

Keywords

metadata, markup languages, scientific resource

Disciplines

Library and Information Science

Abstract

While metadata has been a strong focus within information professionals‟ publications, projects, and initiatives during the last two decades, a significant number of domain-specific markup languages have also been developing on a parallel path at the same rate as metadata standards; yet, they do not receive comparable attention. This essay discusses the functions of these two kinds of approaches in scientific resource discovery and points out their potential complementary roles through appropriate interoperability approaches.