National Diet Library Dublin Core Metadata Description (DC-NDL): Describing Japanese Metadata and Connecting Pieces of Data

Saho Yasumatsu, Akiko Hashizume, Julie Fukuyama

Abstract


The National Diet Library (NDL) is the sole national
library in Japan. This poster mainly presents the National Diet Library Dublin
Core Metadata Description (DC-NDL), which is a descriptive metadata standard
utilized primarily for converting catalog records of publications held by the
NDL into metadata based on the Dublin Core Metadata Element Set (DCMES) and the
DCMI Metadata Terms. The key functions of the DC-NDL are the follows: (1)
Representing the yomi (pronunciation), one of the characteristics of the
Japanese language, (2) Connectivity with Linked Data especially for URI, and (3)
Compatibility with digitized materials. Furthermore, we describe an example of
implementing DC-NDL for use with NDL Search. To conclude, we point out issues
for future research on the DC-NDL.

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