Carleton Author

Jastram, Iris

Department

Library

Journal Title

Information Processing & Management

Publication Date

2006

Volume No.

42

Issue No.

4

First Page

1099

Last Page

1122

Publisher

Elsevier

File Name

020_Jastram-Iris_StudyOfTheMetadataCreationBehaviorOfDifferentUserGroupsOnTheInternet.pdf

Keywords

metadata, metadata evaluation, Internet information organization, web publishing behavior, author-generated metadata

Abstract

Metadata is designed to improve information organization and information retrieval effectiveness and efficiency on the Internet. The way web publishers respond to metadata and the way they use it when publishing their web pages, however, is still a mystery. The authors of this paper aim to solve this mystery by defining different professional publisher groups, examining the behaviors of these user groups, and identifying the characteristics of their metadata use. This study will enhance the current understanding of metadata application behavior and provide evidence useful to researchers, web publishers, and search engine designers.

Rights Management

Carleton College does not own the copyright to this work and the work is available through the Carleton College Library following the original publisher's policies regarding self-archiving. For more information on the copyright status of this work, refer to the current copyright holder.

RoMEO Color

Green

Preprint Archiving

Yes (with link to journal home page)

Postprint Archiving

Yes

Publisher PDF Archiving

No

Contributing Organization

Carleton College

Type

Article

Format

application/pdf

Language

English

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