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Supporting Name Authority Control In Xml Metadata: A Practical Approach At The University Of Tennessee, Marielle Veve Jan 2009

Supporting Name Authority Control In Xml Metadata: A Practical Approach At The University Of Tennessee, Marielle Veve

Marielle Veve

While many different endeavors to support name authority control in Extensible Markup Language (XML) metadata have been explored, none have been accepted as a best practice. For this reason, libraries continue to experiment with the schema, tool, or process that best suits their local authority control needs in XML. This paper discusses current endeavors to support name authority control in XML for digitized collections and demonstrates an innovative manual solution developed and implemented by the University of Tennessee Libraries to achieve this goal. Even though this method for authority control in XML metadata still relies on manual efforts, it effectively …