THE SEMANTIC WEB AND EXPERT METADATA: PULL APART THEN BRING TOGETHER

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THE SEMANTIC WEB AND

EXPERT METADATA: PUL
L APART THEN BRING T
OGETHER



Gordon Dunsire

Depute Director

Centre for Digital Library Research

University of Strathclyde

Glasgow, UK





The paper discusses the relevance of Resource Description Framework (RDF)

an
d Simple
Knowledge Organisation System (SKOS), the essential technical components

of the Semantic Web, to the
structure and content of professional metadata generated

by archives, libraries and museums. The impact
on professional practice and policy

is ill
ustrated with examples from the library domain. The paper
describes the

potential of the Semantic Web to bring to an end the evolution of the library

catalogue
record and other localised metadata structures. The paper suggests how the

professional communit
ies can
treat the Semantic Web as an opportunity rather than a

threat, by exploiting their metadata expertise and
assets in the areas of identity

and authority to the benefit of services and users.