Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

The advantages of preserving document descriptive metadata directly in the document file
by O'Deegan, Nicholas, M.S., California State University, Long Beach, 2014, 57; 1568902
Abstract (Summary)

Modern word processing applications are still stuck in the era of the printed page. Despite advances in computing power and storage, the digital files they produce seldom carry more information than what is needed to accurately produce a paper document—fonts, formatting and layout rules, pagination, etc.

As a result, academic institutions, libraries and archival services are forced to reproduce key pieces of information like the author's name, the date of publication, subject matter and citation data from unstructured document text.

This thesis proposes a method for providing authors the tools they need to preserve valuable metadata during document creation, by combining today's powerful word processing features with open web standards.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Hoffman, Michael
Commitee: Englert, Burkhard, Maples, Tracy
School: California State University, Long Beach
Department: Computer Engineering and Computer Science
School Location: United States -- California
Source: MAI 54/01M(E), Masters Abstracts International
Source Type: DISSERTATION
Subjects: Computer science
Keywords: Dublin core, EPUB, Metadata, Open archive initiative
Publication Number: 1568902
ISBN: 9781321331769
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