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Metadata, Metadata standards, Knowledge Organization System, KOS, Categorization, Classification, Taxonomy, Tagging, Tag library, Bibliographic information, Dublin Core, MODS, MARCXML, TEI, ONIX, METS, Philosophy, Information organization


This talk addresses how to select metadata standards and prepare for a Knowledge Organization System (KOS) in planning a digital project. It compares several metadata standards mostly related to bibliographical information, talks about various KOS systems including term lists, subject headings, categorization schemas, classification schemas and taxonomies. It also gives a list of KOS examples and projects related to or designed for philosophy resources. Furthermore, it discusses the process and different methods in creating categories, tag libraries and taxonomies. It is prepared for students who work on a bibliographic database class project in the Texts and Technology program at the University of Central Florida.

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