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Using GEM Metadata to Access Education Resources Nancy Virgil Morgan Coordinator [email protected] Presentation Outline About GEM Dublin Core & GEM Metadata GEM Architecture and Tools 2000 Priorities GEM’s Mission Consortium effort to improve access to uncataloged collections

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Presentation Outline

  • About GEM

  • Dublin Core & GEM Metadata

  • GEM Architecture and Tools

  • 2000 Priorities

CIDOC 2000


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GEM’s Mission

Consortium effort to improve

access to uncataloged collections

of educational materials on non-

profit, commercial, and

government Internet sites.

CIDOC 2000


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Sponsors

U.S. Department of Education

ERIC Clearinghouse on

Information & Technology

Syracuse University

School of Information Studies

CIDOC 2000


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Timeline

Nov ‘96

June ‘97

Jan ‘98

Mar. ‘00

Aug ‘00

Stakeholders Meeting

Presentation

U.S. Dept. of Ed.

The Gateway

online

200

Consortium members

12,358

records

CIDOC 2000






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Metadata

  • Structured information that describes, manages, and organizes resources

    • card catalog describes, manages, organizes library resources

    • GEM record describes, manages, organizes Internet education resources

CIDOC 2000


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Coverage

Creator

Date

Description

Format

Identifier

Language

Other Contributor

Publisher

Relation

Resource Type

Rights

Source

Subject

Title

Open Standard:Dublin Core

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GEM Elements

  • Audience

  • Duration

  • Essential Resources

  • Grade Level

  • Pedagogy

  • Quality Indicators

  • Academic Standards

  • Cataloging Agency

CIDOC 2000


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GEM Controlled Vocabularies

  • Subject

  • Resource Type

  • Pedagogy

  • Audience

  • Grade/Education Level

  • Format

CIDOC 2000


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Creating GEMMetadata

CIDOC 2000


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Creating GEM Metadata

  • GEMCat Cataloging Module: create individual metadata records.

  • Database Collections: write script/program/query to output GEM records

  • Future:researching the use of Natural Language Processing to automate metadata creation.

CIDOC 2000


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GEM Architecture and Tools

CIDOC 2000


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Creating/Editing Metadata

catalog

Embedded

Metadata

Resources

GEMCat

edit

GEM Cataloged Resources

Separate

Metadata

CIDOC 2000


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Harvest Process

Index files

web harvest

Embedded

Metadata

HARVEST

local harvest

Files from DB driven collections

Separate

Metadata

CIDOC 2000


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Harvest Process

Index files

web harvest

Embedded

Metadata

Full Site Index

(The Gateway)

HARVEST

local harvest

Files from DB driven collections

Separate

Metadata

CIDOC 2000


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Why use Metadata?

  • Lack of precision in web searching

  • Time-consuming for user to determine quality, authority

CIDOC 2000


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Why use Metadata?

Economics of traditional cataloging

  • Internet resources move,disappear

  • Users “one click away” from the resource

CIDOC 2000


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Why use Metadata?

  • Establishes a consistent means to search across websites while maintaining your autonomy

  • Brings users to your site

  • The Gateway searches 12,000 resources across 150 websites.

CIDOC 2000


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Why use Metadata?

Customized interfaces to the same metadata catalog

www.thegateway.org

www.nea.org/gem

education.go.com

www.teachers-connect.net/

CIDOC 2000


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Why use Metadata?

Allows organizations to create own “Gateways”:

  • CHIN (Canadian Heritage Information Network)

  • MCI Marco Polo Project

    • 6 partner sites

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Why use Metadata?

  • National Institute for Literacy – LINCS

    • Network of adult literacy websites

  • NASA –Office of Space Science

    • Distributed NASA educational materials

CIDOC 2000


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2000 Priorities

  • Academic Standards

  • Vocabulary Registries

  • Higher and Adult Education

  • Working Groups

  • Continued growth - membership, content, users

CIDOC 2000


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For More Information:

Email:

[email protected]

or visit:

http://www.geminfo.org/

CIDOC 2000


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