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Organize your metadata with mediARC METADATA

Metadata is always changing because content is always changing. Tomorrow’s structure of metadata description could differ significantly from today’s. Some say a non-structured, full-text database is the answer, but a strict hierarchical relationship between entities is not sufficient to describe the content of an archive.

mediARC METADATA overcomes that problem by allowing you to define an unlimited number of logical entities and link options between entries for these entities.

  • Fuzzy search
  • Semantic Linking
  • User definable metadata model
  • Semantic metadata navigation over item links
  • Support for Functional Requirements for Bibliographic Records (FRBR)
  • Controlled redundancy management over materialized links
  • Variety of edit types available (hierarchical choice lists, string lists, look-up controls to other categories, advanced date/time controls, XML panels, picture, and many others)
  • Supports different caption sets for for different language and/or archiving standards
  • Regular expression support on field level
  • Full Unicode support
  • Batch processing of metadata results
  • User designable UID management

mediARC Metadata

Dublin Core Default Scheme

As a result a of historically grown catalogues, each institution has a different structure of organizing their descriptive metadata.

The answer to such requirements is to stay flexible in configuration of metadata schemes.  Some institutions nevertheless do not yet have a normalized metadata structure and need guidance in setting up a standardized descriptive model. For such cases, mediARC offers a default pattern, in which each item entity is described following the Dublin Core metadata standard.

Semantic Item Linking

To describe the ontological structure of objects and their relationships in a sufficient way, a strict hierarchical relationship between entities is not flexible enough to unlock potentials resting in serendipity. NOA mediARC overcomes that problem by allowing definition of an unlimited number of link types between entities. With qualified link types people, content, documents, contracts etc. can be linked to each other creating perfect semantical metadata. It is a best match between object related descriptions and relational descriptions. Any object can be linked with another object by a qualified link and allows the implementation of many important metadata standards like the FRBR (Functional Requirement of Bibliographic Records).

As a result, complex search queries can be defined in the search form of NOA mediARC for selectively finding content:

  • “Songs Edited in England with Mark Knopfler as composer, except between 1990 and 1991”
  • “Films directed by Fritz Lang, produced in the U.S. between 1936 and 1945, starring Spencer Tracy.”
  • “Videofiles generated by the production system between 2006 and 2009 where Mel Brooks was involved.”


Relation of Metadata

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