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New publication about VOA3R : Metadata Quality Evaluation of a Repository. MTSR 2012

Metadata Quality Evaluation of a Repository Based on a Sample Technique. Marc Goovaerts and Dirk Leinders. J.M. Dodero, M. Palomo-Duarte, P. Karampiperis (Eds.): MTSR 2012, CCIS 343, pp. 181–189, 2012.

Abstract. In this paper, we evaluate the quality of the metadata of an OAI compliant
repository based on the completeness metric proposed by X. Ochoa
and E. Duval. This study focuses on the completeness of the metadata records
as defined by M.A. Sicilia et al, where machine-understandability is a mandatory
requirement for completeness. The goal is to use the completeness metric
as a tool for harvesters and repository managers to evaluate easily the quality
of the metadata of a repository. We focus on the metadata used by the communities
of agriculture, aquaculture and environment from the VOA3R project.
The OceanDocs repository serves as a use case. The completeness metric is
used on a sample of records from the repository. The paper concludes that in the
opinion of the authors quality evaluation is not a global process, but depends on
the context. The completeness metric have to be used on the specific elements,
relevant for the specific community.

See the presentation and the article.