Dublin Core Metadata for Electronic Journals

  • Ann Apps
  • Ross MacIntyre
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 1923)


This paper describes the design of an electronic journals ap- plication where the article header information is held as Dublin Core metadata. Current best practice in the use of Dublin Core for biblio- graphic data description is indicated where this differs from pragmatic decisions made when the application was designed. Using this working application as a case study to explore the specification of a metadata schema to describe bibliographic data indicates that the use of Dublin Core metadata is viable within the journals publishing sector, albeit with the addition of some local, domain-specific extensions.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ann Apps
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  • Ross MacIntyre
    • 1
  1. 1.MIMAS, Manchester ComputingUniversity of ManchesterManchesterUK

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