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Re: Metadata use in libraries? (Re-post)

From: Bert Hiddink <hiddink(at)not-real.sipromicro.com>
Date: Thu Dec 03 1998 - 19:49:32 GMT
Hello,

> I have posted this query on November 19.  So far, all the responses I have
> received are asking me to forward the answers I receive.  But I have not
> received any answer.
> 
> What does this mean?  Does this mean that nobody is using metadata in
> libraries?  What I want to know is how your library uses metadata for your
> web projects, do you use dublin core, standard html meta tags, or others?
> What meta tags do you use?
> 
> Thanks for any answers.  I will summarize on the list if I get any response.

I was not quite sure whether you referred to 'meta tag' use or 'meta-
data' -use. We are actually working on the  a html-form and a Swish-e 
web interface script to be able to use as many metadata names as you 
like, and to name as you like. As I said, it is still under 
development but the html-form you can see at:
http://www.sipromicro.com/biblio/buscar-new.shtml

I have not indexed the database so it will show results for the 
moment.

However, I think the good thing of this form is that it takes 
advantage of all the swish-possibilities (anding, oring, notting, 
truncating) by use of a 'click and go' menu.

In the script we developed,  you only have to indicate how many 
metadata names you are using in the form; this is 3 in our case 
'titulo', 'descriptor' and 'autor'; 'texto' does perform a normal 
full-text search.

Evidently these metadata names should correspond to the format of the 
indexed html-file. Look at our format:

<HTML>
<HEAD>
<TITLE>Factores determinantes para el éxito de las Pymes ante el 
ALCA</TITLE>
</HEAD>
<BODY TEXT="#000000" BACKGROUND="../../imagenes/marg-db.gif" 
LINK="#800040" VLINK="#000080" ALINK="#008000">
<METADATA NAME="titulo" CONTENT=" Factores determinantes para el 
éxito de las Pymes ante el ALCA ">
<METADATA NAME="descriptor" CONTENT=" COMPETITIVIDAD, CONVENIO 
COMERCIAL, PEQUEÑA EMPRESA, CONDICIONES ECONOMICAS, TEXCOM ">

<TABLE BORDER=0 WIDTH="92%">
<TR><TD WIDTH="22%">&nbsp;</TD>

<TD WIDTH="70%">
<CENTER><TABLE CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=9>
<TR ALIGN=CENTER>
<TD><B><FONT COLOR="#FFCC33"><FONT SIZE=+3>SI-
PROMICRO</FONT></FONT><BR><FONT COLOR="#808080">Documentos y 
bibliografías</FONT></B></TD>
<TD><IMG SRC="../../imagenes/logo-db.gif" ALT="Logo Información 
bibliográfica"></TD>
</TR>
</TABLE></CENTER>

<CENTER><HR SIZE=1 NOSHADE WIDTH="100%">
<B><FONT COLOR="#004080"><FONT SIZE=+1>RESULTADO DE LA 
BÚSQUEDA</FONT></FONT></B>
<HR SIZE=1 NOSHADE WIDTH="100%"></CENTER>

<P><B><FONT COLOR="#006600">Factores determinantes para el éxito de 
las Pymes ante el ALCA</FONT></B></P>

<FONT FACE="Verdana, Times New Roman">
<pre>
TITULO DEL DOCUMENTO:
   Factores determinantes para el éxito de las Pymes ante
   el ALCA
LUGAR DE PUBLICACION: 
   San José, Costa Rica
FECHA DE PUBLICACION: 
   1997
NOMBRE DEL EDITOR: 
   s.e.
COLACION DEL DOCUMENTO:
   13 p.
DESCRIPCION DEL CONTENIDO:
   Los factores que determinen el éxito de las Pymes frente
   al <ALCA>, dependen de una relación y trabajo estrecho
   entre los gobiernos participantes del acuerdo. Hay que
   resolver los problemas tecnológicos, comerciales, el
   financiamiento etc. Muestra algunos ejemplos de pequeñas
   empresas que fueron exitosas con el transcurrir del
   tiempo
DESCRIPTORES:
   COMPETITIVIDAD, CONVENIO COMERCIAL, PEQUEÑA
   EMPRESA, CONDICIONES ECONOMICAS, TEXCOM
NUMERO DE MFN: 
   0841
TEXTO COMPLETO DEL DOCUMENTO: 
   Despliegue el documento en pantalla en formato <A 
HREF="../doc/841.shtml">HTML</A> 
   o bájelo a su computadora en archivo <A 
HREF="../exe/841doc.exe">Word 7.0</A> en
   formato EXE o en archivo <A HREF="../exe/841txt.exe">texto</A> sin 
gráficos en formato EXE.
   Revise la <A HREF="../guia.shtml#bajar">guía del usuario</A> para 
mayor información sobre la
   mejor forma de bajar los documentos en línea. 

</PRE></FONT>
<P><CENTER><HR SIZE=1 NOSHADE WIDTH="100%"></CENTER></P>

<P><A HREF="../buscar.shtml" onmouseover="self.status='DOCUMENTOS Y 
BIBLIOGRAFIAS Búsqueda';return true"><IMG 
SRC="../../imagenes/abc.gif" ALT="Buscar en Documentos y 
Bibliografías" BORDER=0></A> <FONT SIZE=-1><B>Buscar en Documentos y 
Bibliografías</B>
<BR>Haga clic en 'ABC' para volver al búsqueador 'Documentos y 
Bibliografías'</FONT></P>

<!--#include virtual="footer.html"-->
<!--#config timefmt="%x"-->
<FONT SIZE=-1>Última actualización: <!--#echo var="LAST_MODIFIED"--
></FONT>
</TD>
</TR>
</TABLE></CENTER>

</BODY>
</HTML>

The reason that I have not publish this, may I call it 'form-
innovation', is that it is still in spanish. So are parts of the 
script.

However, if the above really corresponds to your needs and if more 
people are interested, I will be delighted to prepare an English 
sample version within a couple of weeks.   

Best regards,

-brt

P.S. All credits for the script adjustments go to my appreciated 
colleague Leopoldo Rojas (solucion@sol.racsa.co.cr). Together we did 
the 'click and go' - swish-form.


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Received on Thu Dec 3 11:55:06 1998