Metadata for Transmedia Resources offers insight into some of the challenges, both conceptual and practical, of describing and providing access to transmedia resources in libraries. Whether introducing specific new demands or shedding new light on the long-existing questions in the realm of bibliographic organization, transmedia content delivery calls for the rethinking of principles, standards and workflows used in descriptive cataloguing. The book explores theories and practices of bibliographic organization in the context of their application to transmedia resources, focusing on current tendencies, such as implementation of FRBR model(s) and RDF syntax.
The book pays particular attention to new forms of authorship, or forms now brought into focus, that are typically though not exclusively found in transmedia, such as networked or fictitious authorship. It suggests that the 'convergence' of standards employed in various cultural heritage communities, as well as the development of data linking possibilities, are the best way to meet the challenges of convergence that is typical of today's media landscape.
- Explores transmedia from the point-of-view of information organization
- Uses concrete examples of recent publishing practices, such as 'media convergence', new forms of authorship etc., to evaluate data models, standards, formats and technologies used in, or proposed for, today's bibliographic organization
- Presents an original and unique approach to the topic
Ana Vukadin has worked in the National and University Library in Zagreb, Croatia since 2006 as a subject cataloguer and an editor of the subject authority file.
Currently she is engaged in developing the new Croatian cataloguing code as the editor-in-chief. Ana is also engaged in an editorial project, the revision of the class Architecture in Universal Decimal Classification (UDC), led by the UDC Editorial Team. Ana holds a degree in Art history and Information sciences and is a PhD candidate at the Department for Information Science at the University of Zadar, Croatia. Her main fields of interest are bibliographic/cultural heritage models and standards, authority control, and information/knowledge organization in the domain of art and culture.