Metadata

Standards for storage/exchange of metadata

Equivalent fields in these formats (for some there are available convertors): http://www.dlib.org/dlib/january00/chandler/01chandler.html

Alexandria Digital Library Metadata + Crosswalk scripts: http://www.alexandria.ucsb.edu/public-documents/metadata/index.html

ECAI Metadata Standards: http://www.ecai.org/documentation/ecai_metadata_standard.html

Exchange standards

  • OAI-PMH (harvesting in different metadata formats, always DublinCore?).
  • OpenGIS Catalogue Service (http://www.opengeospatial.org/standards/cat) defines remote query/filtering language, especially: Catalogue Service for Web (CSW) based on HTTP/SOAP (WSDL available) other protocol binding are for Z39.50, SRW/SRU and for CORBA/IIOP.
  • OpenSearch? GEO extension (returns GeoRSS, KML)

INSPIRE - EU initiative for exchange of spatial metadata

EU INSPIRE DIRECTIVE - establishing an INfrastructure for SPatial InfoRmation? in the European Community

Use of ISO standards (ISO 19115 XML and DublinCore?).

http://www.inspire-geoportal.eu/

http://www.ec-gis.org/inspire/

They have online editor for ISO-19115, and OGC Catalog Service CSW.

Topic Categories for maps:
Spatial Data Themes INSPIRE

Free software

Omeka.org / Omeka.net

Omeka is a free, simple to use and simple to install (PHP+MySQL) open-source system for online cataloguing, publishing, sharing and annotating of historical documents - targeted to libraries, museum and archives. It supports DublinCore and OAI-PMH and is extensible via plug-ins. More info at http://omeka.org/

You can try it and directly use it also online via the cloud service: http://omeka.net/.

GeoNetwork?

Online open-source catalogue implementing OAI-PMH and OGC CSW, web interface for editing ISO metadata.

http://geonetwork-opensource.org/

http://geonetwork-opensource.org/documentation/manual/quickstartguide1.0/GeoNetwork%20opensource%20Quick%20Start%20Guide%20v1.0.pdf

http://geonetwork-opensource.org/documentation/tutorial/publisher/

http://geonetwork-opensource.org/documentation/manual/geonetwork-manual/Manual.pdf

EasySDI

http://www.easysdi.org/

CatMdEdit?

Desktop Java application for editing metadata (ISO) (which are stored as files in the directory).

http://catmdedit.sourceforge.net/

UConn Map Metadata Editor

FGDC/GEODEX Metadata Editor saving records in MySQL database. Developed from "Building a Globally Distributed Historical Sheet Map Set" grant. It also contains GDAL2Tiles binary for cutting map files into Google Earth tiles.

http://imlsmap.lib.uconn.edu/product.html

‡biblios.org | Open Source Cataloging

Online MARC Editor with support for OAI, Z39.50, ... Possibility to use the project as an online service.

http://biblios.org/

Open/Free Library Systems

Koha is an open-source integrated library system (ILS): http://www.koha.org/

Evergreen: http://www.open-ils.org/

OpenBiblio?: http://sourceforge.net/projects/obiblio/

PMB (PhpMyBibli?): http://www.sigb.net/

PML (PhpMyLibrary?): http://phpmylibrary.com/pml/


Geographic location in traditional metadata formats:

MARC family: field 034: documentation

example:
034: $$dE0123600$$eE0273600$$fN0500000$$gN0400000
255: $$c[(012˚36’00" v.d.--027˚36’00" v.d./050˚00’00" s.š.--040˚00’00" s.š.)].


DublinCore: DCMI Box: documentation

example:
DC.Coverage: name=Western Australia; northlimit=-13.5; southlimit=-35.5; westlimit=112.5; eastlimit=129

Articles

Gonzalez J.A.; Problems That Arise When Providing Geographic Coordinate Information for Cataloged Maps; Coordinates, Coordinates, Series B, No.8, ISSN: 1553-3255; Access article in PDF

Online tools

Our online tools for generating MARC21 Metadata for old maps (before 1850):



Tools working with map series and prepared sheet indexes:
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