A Metadata Application Profile for the German Virtual Library

Carola Wessel, Heike Neuroth

Abstract


A number of German virtual subject libraries cooperate to establish "The German Virtual Library." To enable cross-searching and crossbrowsing over their distributed resources, they decided to develop a metadata application profile, based on the DCMES. The answers to a questionnaire were evaluated to figure out which elements were supported by the individual partners. This paper describes the approach taken as well as the discussion on the use of certain elements and introduces the draft of the application profile.

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