Repositories using some form of automatically generated metadata

From: Mahendra Mahey <m.mahey_at_UKOLN.AC.UK>
Date: Wed, 6 Aug 2008 08:25:25 +0100

I am trying to find the extent to which repositories are using some form
of automatically generated metadata.

This could be in the form of automatically inserting the depositors
details into the author field as a suggestion (if they are indeed the
author - as sometimes they are not), a pick list appearing on a deposit
form from an internal database, to the use of automatic classification
systems that populate fields such as keywords, subject, title etc after
an analysis of the item deposited.


If your repository is using auto metadata...

What kind of auto metadata is being used and how? Has this been formally
documented? Is this available? If not, could you provide me with a

If you are not using it, I am assuming that you would like to use some
form of it, as long as it is reliable? If any of you have objections or
bad experiences to using auto generated metadata, please let me know why.

Could you please *reply to me off list*? I will of course provide the
list with a summary of my findings.

Thank you

Mr Mahendra Mahey
Repositories Research Officer
University of Bath,
Tel: ++44 (0) 1225 384594
Fax: ++44 (0) 1225 386256
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Received on Wed Aug 06 2008 - 11:56:11 BST

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