From raw data to rich(er) data: Lessons learned while aggregating metadata

  • The Specialised Information Service Performing Arts (SIS PA) is part of a funding programme by the German Research Foundation that enables libraries to develop tailor-made services for individual disciplines in order to provide researchers direct access to relevant materials and resources from their field. For the field of performing arts, the SIS PA is aggregating metadata about theater and dance resources from currently, mostly, German-speaking cultural heritage institutions in a VuFind-based search portal. In this article, we focus on metadata quality and its impact on the aggregation workflow by describing the different, possibly data provider-specific, process stages of improving data quality in order to achieve a searchable, interlinked knowledge base. We also describe lessons learned and limitations of the process.

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Author:Julia BeckORCiD
Parent Title (English):EuropeanaTech Insight
Publisher:Europeana Foundation
Place of publication:Den Haag, Netherlands
Contributor(s):Gregory Markus
Document Type:Conference Proceeding
Year of Completion:2020
Date of first Publication:2020/05/07
Publishing Institution:Universit├Ątsbibliothek Johann Christian Senckenberg
Creating Corporation:SWIB19 - 11th Semantic Web in Libraries Conference 25 - 27 November 2019 in Hamburg
Release Date:2020/05/20
Issue:15: SWIB 2019 (Posted on May 7, 2020)
Page Number:4
All texts are CC BY-SA, images and media licensed individually
Institutes:Zentrale Einrichtung / Universit├Ątsbibliothek
Dewey Decimal Classification:0 Informatik, Informationswissenschaft, allgemeine Werke / 02 Bibliotheks- und Informationswissenschaften / 020 Bibliotheks- und Informationswissenschaften
Licence (German):License LogoCreative Commons - Namensnennung-Weitergabe unter gleichen Bedingungen