Using Metadata Schema Registry as a Core Function to Enhance Usability and Reusability of Metadata Schemas

Mitsuharu Nagamori, Shigeo Sugimoto

Abstract


Metadata schema registries have a large potential to enhance usability and reusability of metadata schemas. Application profiles are a key concept for Dublin Core, and have a crucial role in promoting reuse of metadata schemas. This paper discusses basic concepts and models of metadata schemas in order to clarify functional requirements for extending registry functions to enhance usability and reusability of metadata schemas. It also shows two experimental tools developed to help users find, browse and build metadata schemas.

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