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Aristar-Dry, Helen . 2004. Metadata . Presented at the annual meeting of the Linguistic Society of America, Boston, MA. URL

Note: Presentation at E-MELD Symposium on Endangered Data vs. Enduring Practice, http://emeld.org/events/lsa_symposium.cfm.

Bird, Steven, and Gary Simons. 2004. Building an Open Language Archives Community. In Hillmann and Westbrooks (editors), Metadata in Practice: A Work in Progress, ALA Editions. URL

Casey, Mike & Gordon, Bruce, eds. 2007. Sound Directions: Best Practice for Audio Preservation . URL

Note: This publication presents the results of research and development carried out by the Sound Directions project (collaborative effort between Indiana University and Harvard University) with funding from the National Endowment for the Humanities in the U.S. Each chapter in this document is divided into two major parts: a preservation overview that summarizes key concepts for collection managers and curators, followed by a section intended for audio engineers, digital librarians, and other technical staff that presents recommended technical practices while summarizing our findings and experience.

Dublin Core Metadata Initiative . n.d. DCMI . URL

Note: Dublin Core was the first initiative to standardize metadata for the Internet. Although Dublin Core is not specific to linguistics (it was originally created to be general enough to describe anything in the world), the site offers further information regarding the technical aspects of metadata creation.

Gibbon, Dafydd . 2002. Hypermedia Lexica and Lexicon Metadata . Presented at the 2002 E-MELD Workshop, Ypsilanti, MI. URL

Good, Jeff. n.d. A Gentle Introduction to Metadata. URL

Note: This document, written by Jeff Good, is one of the most accessible descriptions of metadata for the linguist. It begins by describing metadata and its necessity, and then goes on to show how to create metadata. It includes a complete bibliography at the end.

Good, Jeff, Andy Powell, and Pete Johnson . 2003. Guidelines for Implementing Dublin Core in XML. Open Languages Archives Community. URL

Note: This page from the Dublin Core site offers advice on how to render metadata in XML.

Hughes, Baden . 2003. Developing Open Data Models for Linguistic Field Data . Presented at the 2003 E-MELD Workshop, East Lansing, MI. URL

Jung-ran Park . 2007. Enhancing Semantic Interoperability for Language Resources . TILR WG 2007 . URL

Lee, Bronwyn; Clifton, Gerard; Langley, Somaya . 2006. The PREMIS Requirement Statement Project Report . Australian Partnership for Sustainable Repositories (APSR) . URL

Note: The PREMIS Requirement Statement Project Report has been prepared by Bronwyn Lee, Gerard Clifton and Somaya Langley of the National Library of Australia. This is the report of the PRESTA Project, the objective of which was to develop a requirements specification for preservation metadata based on the PREMIS (PREservation Metadata: Implementation Strategies) final report, the Data Dictionary for Preservation Metadata. (http://www.oclc.org/research/projects/pmwg/)

Open Languages Archives Community. n.d. Open Languages Archives Community. URL

Note: As one of the initiators of metadata standards and a harvester (search engine) for linguistic data, OLAC houses a wide variety of resources concerning linguistic metadata on its site. Although some information is difficult to understand without a technical background, the site takes into account the different backgrounds of its visitors. For the novice, the OLAC FAQ section is a good source of information.

Powell, Andy, and Pete Johnston. 2003. Guidelines for Implementing Dublin Core in XML. URL

Note: This page from the Dublin Core site offers advice on how to render metadata in XML.

Thieberger, Hinrichs, Cysouw, Sloetjes, Yi, Vaselinova, Langendoen, Beck, Anderson . 2007. Working Group 6 – Standards and Data Models . TILR Working Group July 2007 . URL

Note: The community is very small and can't create and adopt standards in the way that ISO does. In this context, standards emerge from practice so we have focused both on formal standards where they exist, but also on the most commonly used formats, usually arising from the use of particular tools, and these are the formats that should be addressed by any interchange format.

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