University Libraries Publications

Title

Who's Doing What? Findability and Author-Supplied ETD Metadata in the Library Catalog

Publication Title

Cataloging & Classification Quarterly

Publication Date

2011

Document Type

Article

DOI

10.1080/01639374.2011.573440

Keywords

ETD cataloging, automatic metadata generation, author-supplied metadata, cataloging, cataloging applications, keyword searching, metadata, findability

Disciplines

Library and Information Science

Abstract

Kent State University Libraries’ electronic thesis and dissertation (ETD) cataloging process features contributions by authors, by the ETDcat application, and by catalogers.Who is doing what, and how much of it is findable in the library catalog? An empirical analysis is performed featuring simple frequencies within the KentLINK catalog, articulated by the use of a newly devised rubric. The researchers sought the degree to which the ETD authors, the applications, and the catalogers can supply accurate, findable metadata. Further development of combinatory cataloging processes is suggested. The method of examining the data and the rubric are provided as a framework for other metadata analysis.


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