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Title: Metadata quality evaluation of a repository based on a sample technique
Authors: Goovaerts, Marc
Leinders, Dirk
Issue Date: 2012
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
Citation: Dodero, J.M.; Palomo-Duarte, M.; Karampiperis, P. (Ed.). Metadata and Semantic Research.6th Research Conference, MTSR 2012, p. 181-189
Series/Report: Communications in Computer and Information Science
Series/Report no.: 343
Abstract: In this paper, we evaluate the quality of the metadata of an OAI-compliant repository based on the completeness metric proposed by X. Ochoa and E. Duval. This study focuses on the completeness of the metadata records as defined by M.A. Sicilia et al, where machine-understandability is a mandatory requirement for completeness. The goal is to use the completeness metric as a tool for harvesters and repository managers to evaluate easily the quality of the metadata of a repository. We focus on the metadata used by the communities of agriculture, aquaculture and environment from the VOA3R project. The OceanDocs repository serves as a use case. The completeness metric is used on a sample of records from the repository. The paper concludes that in the opinion of the authors quality evaluation is not a global process, but depends on the context. The completeness metric have to be used on the specific elements, relevant for the specific community.
Notes: Publication in the framework of the VOA3R project
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1942/14457
DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-35233-1_19
ISI #: 000313598900019
ISBN: 978-3642-35232-4
ISSN: 1865-0929
Category: C1
Type: Proceedings Paper
Appears in Collections: Informetrics
Databases and Theoretical Computer Science

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