Findings from the Mellon Metadata Harvesting Initiative

Martin Halbert, Joanne Kaczmarek, Kat Hagedorn

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Findings are reported from four projects initiated through funding by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation in 2001 to explore applications of metadata harvesting using the OAI-PMH. Metadata inconsistencies among providers have been encountered and strategies for normalization have been studied. Additional findings concerning harvesting are format conflicts, harvesting problems, provider system development, and questions regarding the entire cycle of metadata production, dissemination, and use (termed metadata gardening, rather than harvesting).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationResearch and Advanced Technology for Digital Libraries
Subtitle of host publication7th European Conference, ECDL 2003, Trondheim, Norway, August 17-22, 2003. Proceedings
EditorsTraugott Koch, Ingeborg Torvik Sølvberg
Number of pages12
ISBN (Electronic)9783540451754
ISBN (Print)9783540407263
StatePublished - 2003

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science
ISSN (Print)0302-9743


  • Digital Library
  • Metadata Record
  • Scholarly Communication
  • Data Provider
  • Discovery Service

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • General Computer Science


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