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    • Adding New Skills to our Skillset 

      Hillmann, Diane I. (2007-07-09)
      Catalogers seeking more understanding of what kinds of new skills they need to develop to shift focus to metadata sometimes find the discussion daunting. This column identifies some issues around the development of technical ...
    • After the Report: Reactions to "On The Record" 

      Hillmann, Diane I. (2008-07-16)
      Presentation at the American Association of Law Libraries annual meeting in Portland, OR, July 14, 2008.
    • Analyzing Metadata for Effective Use and Re-Use 

      Dushay, Naomi; Hillmann, Diane I. (Dublin Core Metadata Initiative, 2003-10)
      Using a commercially available visual graphical analysis tool, the National Science Digital Library (NSDL) has developed techniques to expedite evaluation of large batches of metadata. These techniques allow efficient and ...
    • Application Profiles: Exposing and Enforcing Metadata Quality 

      Hillmann, Diane I.; Phipps, Jon (2007)
      In this paper, we explore a range of issues yet to be addressed in the large-scale use of application profiles. While considerable attention has been paid to human-readable application profiles, there is a growing need ...
    • Back to the Future 

      Hillmann, Diane I. (Trozzolo Creative Enterprises, Inc., 2006-11)
    • Building a Platform to Manage RDA Vocabularies and Data for an International Linked Data World 

      Phipps, Jon; Dunsire, Gordon; Hillmann, Diane I. (Journal of Library Metadata, 2015)
      The management of vocabularies in the evolving linked data environment requires different tools and processes than libraries and other memory institutions have used in the past. The RDA Resource Description and Access ...
    • The Continuum of Metadata Quality: Defining, Expressing, Exploiting 

      Bruce, Thomas R.; Hillmann, Diane I. (ALA Editions, 2004)
      Like pornography, metadata quality is difficult to define. We know it when we see it, but conveying the full bundle of assumptions and experience that allow us to identify it is a different matter. For this reason, among ...
    • The Emerging Cataloging Future 

      Hillmann, Diane I. (Trozzolo Creative Resources, Inc., 2008-07)
      At a recent meeting of the Massachusetts Library Association, attendees were enthusiastic about the possibilities for new directions for library systems and cataloging.
    • Facing Forward: The Challenges Facing Cataloging and Catalogers 

      Hillmann, Diane I. (2008-10-16)
      Description of changes coming to cataloging with RDA: Resource Description and Access. Includes the relationship with Semantic Web technologies and the Functional Requirements for Bibliographic Records (FRBR) model.
    • Falling From the Metadata Edge 

      Hillmann, Diane I. (Trozzolo Creative Enterprises, Inc., 2007-01)
    • Flying to Pluto 

      Hillmann, Diane I. (Trozzolo Creative Resources, Inc., 2007-11)
      This years' Dublin Core conference in Singapore has just ended, and I find myself again considering the difficulties of training people around the issues of interest in Dublin Core at the moment, some of which are percolating ...
    • Getting There 

      Hillmann, Diane I. (2008-11-17)
      RDA is a project with two parts: the textual instruction and the formal representation of elements; both are proceeding towards completion. Questions remain about the possible role of OCLC in assisting libraries in this ...
    • Great Leaps Forward 

      Hillmann, Diane I. (Trozzolo Creative Enterprises, Inc., 2007-07)
    • Improving Metadata Quality: Augmentation and Recombination 

      Hillmann, Diane I.; Dushay, Naomi; Phipps, Jon (Dublin Core Metadata Initiative, 2004-10)
      Digital libraries have, in the main, adopted the traditional library notion of the metadata 'record' as the basic unit of management and exchange. Although this simplifies the harvest and re-exposure of metadata, it limits ...
    • Is There a Future for Cataloging? 

      Hillmann, Diane I. (Trozzolo Creative Enterprises, Inc., 2006-07)
    • LC Bib Futures--Is It Our Future, Too? 

      Hillmann, Diane I. (Trozzolo Creative Resources, Inc., 2008-03)
      One of this fall's most interesting happenings was the release of the draft report of the Library of Congress Working Group on the Future of Bibliographic Control (since replaced by the final report). The WG had been ...
    • Maps and gaps: Strategies for vocabulary design and development 

      Hillmann, Diane I.; Phipps, Jon; Dunsire, Gordon (Dublin Core Metadata Initiative, 2013)
      In this paper we discuss changes in the vocabulary development landscape, their origins, and future implications, via analysis of several existing standards. We examine the role of semantics and mapping in future development, ...
    • March of the Librarians 

      Hillmann, Diane I. (Trozzolo Creative Enterprises, Inc., 2007-05)
    • The Metadata Layer: Rich Chocolate Value in a Vanilla World 

      Hillmann, Diane I. (Trozzolo Creative Enterprises, Inc., 2007-03)
    • Metadata Quality: From Evaluation to Augmentation 

      Hillmann, Diane I. (2007-07-09)
      The conversation about metadata quality has developed slowly in libraries, hindered by unexamined assumptions about metadata carrying over from experience in the MARC environment. In the wider world, discussions about ...