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Collection level description : a review of existing practice : a supporting study in the JISC Electronic Libraries (eLib) Programme

Author: Andy Powell; R Bull; Joint Information Systems Committee.; Electronic Libraries Programme (Great Britain); UK Office for Library and Information Networking.
Publisher: London : Library Information Technology Centre ; Wrotham, Kent : Distributed by TBC Distribution, ©1999.
Series: Studies (Electronic Libraries Programme (Great Britain)), G7.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This study reviews existing practice for collection level description, as it exists in the library, archival, museum, and Internet communities. It begins by providing a discussion on what the term "collection" means, firstly from the perspective of libraries, museums, and archives, and then taking a look at the more recent meaning of the term as it is used on the World Wide Web. Finally, a detailed look is taken at  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Andy Powell; R Bull; Joint Information Systems Committee.; Electronic Libraries Programme (Great Britain); UK Office for Library and Information Networking.
ISBN: 1900508524 9781900508520
OCLC Number: 44997295
Notes: "August 1999."
Addendum (p. 47-76): Analysis of the Z39.50 Profile for Access to Digital Collections and the Z39.50 Explain Service / R. Bull.
Description: v, 76 p. ; 30 cm.
Series Title: Studies (Electronic Libraries Programme (Great Britain)), G7.
Responsibility: editor, Andy Powell ; UKOLN, University of Bath.

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This study reviews existing practice for collection level description, as it exists in the library, archival, museum, and Internet communities. It begins by providing a discussion on what the term "collection" means, firstly from the perspective of libraries, museums, and archives, and then taking a look at the more recent meaning of the term as it is used on the World Wide Web. Finally, a detailed look is taken at some of the existing schemes that are used for collection and service description.

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