A Conceptual Framework for Metadata Quality Assessment

Thomas Margaritopoulos, Merkourios Margaritopoulos, Ioannis Mavridis, Athanasios Manitsaris


Metadata quality of digital resources in a repository is an
issue directly associated with the repository’s efficiency and value. In this paper,
the subject of metadata quality is approached by introducing a new conceptual
framework that defines it in terms of its fundamental components. Additionally, a
method for assessing these components by exploiting structural and semantic
relations among the resources is presented. These relations can be used to generate
implied logic rules, which include, impose or prohibit certain values in the fields
of a metadata record. The use of such rules can serve as a tool for conducting
quality control in the records, in order to diagnose deficiencies and errors.

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