Searching the great metadata timeline: A review of library metadata standards from linear cataloguing rules to ontology inspired metadata standards

  title={Searching the great metadata timeline: A review of library metadata standards from linear cataloguing rules to ontology inspired metadata standards},
  author={Deepjyoti Kalita and Dipen Deka},
  journal={Libr. Hi Tech},
PurposeThe purpose of this paper is to make a systematic review of the library metadata development history listing out the most significant landmarks and influencing events from Thomas Bodley's rules to the latest BIBFRAME architecture, compare their significance and suitability in the modern-day Web environment.Design/methodology/approachFour time divisions were identified, namely pre-1900 era, 1900–1950, post-1950 to pre-Web era and post-Web era based on pre-set information available to the… 
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