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Is that in my language?: Modelling a Gateway to Multilingual Resources

by

Lynne C. Howarth (Associate Professor, Faculty of Information Studies,
University of Toronto)

DATE: Friday, March 12, 2004
TIME: 11:45 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
LOCATION: University Hall, Macdonald Building, Dalhousie University

                               ABSTRACT

With the explosion of digitized resources accessible via the Web and the
resultant proliferation of domain-specific schemes, metadata (data about data)
have assumed a new importance in aiding users to locate information.
However, research into the application and impact of metadata standards as
they relate to multilingual electronic resources has been minimal.

A recent study involved focus group testing of a "namespace" of common
categories derived from nine metadata schemes. Findings from the focus group
studies, and implications within an international context are presented.


       This lecture is open to the public at "no charge."  ALL ARE WELCOME


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