Creating metadata for digitized books: Implementing XML and OAI-PMH in cataloging workflow

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Libraries have been trying to find a faster and better way to provide access to resources they hold or resources available elsewhere. The abundance of digitized books produced by mass digitization projects requires libraries to assess the effectiveness of current workflows and to explore new ways to process and present them. In order to provide access to these resources in a timely matter, libraries must develop a new workflow that can process the records en masse. This article discusses the new workflow that the University of Illinois Library uses to create separate bibliographicmetadata records for digitized books. The workflow implements the eXtensible Markup Language and Open Archives Initiative-Protocol for Metadata Harvesting to create cataloging records for digitized books, which makes it possible to provide access to these resources via the Online Public Access Catalog, and to share the resources with other libraries

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)19-32
Number of pages14
JournalJournal of Library Metadata
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 2011


  • Cataloging digitized books
  • Cataloging workflows
  • Digitized books
  • Information technology
  • Metadata creation
  • XML
  • XSLT

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Library and Information Sciences


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