Digital Library Seminar Series: 2005-10-28

Topic

The Vatican Library's Web-Based Application for Managing Manuscript Metadata Stored in Native XML Databases

Speaker

Dr. Paola Manoni

Affiliation

Librarian, Research & Information Management, Vatican Library

Description

The Vatican Library and Software AG have developed a web-based application for managing manuscript metadata stored in native XML databases.
The application allows users to:

  • Create & modify XML metadata using templates
  • Upload metadata from other databases (e.g., MS Access)
  • Link from metadata to digital resources

The search engine supports Boolean operators, phrase searching, word stemming, and browsing; it uses XQuery syntax and is Z39.50 compatible.

The application enriches Vatican Library OPAC search results by providing simultaneous searching of manuscripts and other materials (printed books, prints & drawings, coins & medals).

Date

2005-10-28

Day

Friday

Time

10:30 AM-12:00 noon

Location

203 Butler Library, Morningside Heights Campus, Columbia University

Files

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