JCDL 2006: Opening Information Horizons
Metadata Tools for Digital Resource Repositories Workshop
June 15, 2006, Chapel Hill, NC, USA
Implementation of Application Profiles in CONTENTdm
- Claire Cocco,
Product Manager, DiMeMa, Inc.
- Claire Cocco has been working on Web-based content delivery systems and applications since 1994. She joined DiMeMa, Inc. in 2002 and is the CONTENTdm Product
How do you create a digital collection management system that allows the
creation of rich metadata for unique collections but is still accessible
across disciplines? DiMeMa encountered this challenge when developing the
CONTENTdm software and found a solution by supporting custom metadata sets
mapped to Dublin Core. Using a text based database and XML encoding
provided the flexibility to support easily customizable data elements that
could be mapped to a common metadata set to facilitate cross-collection
searching. The resulting system has proven an effective application for
diverse institutions and a varied array of collections.