W. Davenport Robertson

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The National Institute of Environmental Heath Sciences (NIEHS), as part of the Metadata Generation Research Project, is exploring resource authors' abilities for creating acceptable metadata. As part of this work, two different versions of the NIEHS Dublin Core-based metadata generation tool have been tested. An iterative design approach, supported by(More)
This paper reports on a study that examined the ability of resource authors to create acceptable metadata in an organizational setting. The results indicate that authors can create good quality metadata when working with the Dublin Core, and that is in some cases they may be able to create metadata that is of better quality than what a metadata professional(More)
The National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) has formed a team to design and implement a Dublin Core-based metadata schema to enhance the public's ability to retrieve pertinent public health information on the organization's Web site. The team decided to use the DC schema because it is a de facto standard and because of its flexibility.(More)
(DHHS). As with many governmental organizations, the NIEHS website contains a rich and growing body of important resources for both employees and the general public. The NIEHS library has spearheaded an organization-wide metadata project to provide better access to these resources. Dublin Core was elected for the NIEHS metadata project because it supports(More)
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