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Subject Area: Library and Information Studies
|Title:||Quality in metadata: a schema for e-commerce|
|Author(s):||Nikos Manouselis, (Division of Informatics, Mathematics and Statistics, Informatics Laboratory, Department of Science, Agricultural University of Athens, Athens, Greece), Constantina Costopoulou, (Division of Informatics, Mathematics and Statistics, Informatics Laboratory, Department of Science, Agricultural University of Athens, Athens, Greece)|
|Citation:||Nikos Manouselis, Constantina Costopoulou, (2006) "Quality in metadata: a schema for e-commerce", Online Information Review, Vol. 30 Iss: 3, pp.217 - 237|
|Keywords:||Databases, Electronic commerce, Information control, Quality|
|Article type:||Technical paper|
|DOI:||10.1108/14684520610675762 (Permanent URL)|
|Publisher:||Emerald Group Publishing Limited|
Purpose – An issue of increased interest in metadata research concerns finding ways to store, in the metadata of an information resource, data regarding the resource's quality. The purpose of this paper is to present a metadata schema that facilitates representation and storage of data related to the quality of an e-commerce resource, the e-commerce evaluation metadata (ECEM) schema.
Design/methodology/approach – A study of quality approaches that can be applied for the evaluation of e-commerce resources is provided. The ECEM schema structure and elements are described. To demonstrate how ECEM can be used, two indicative examples are given: describing an e-commerce quality approach, and storing quality evaluation results. A discussion about the validation and implementation of ECEM is also provided.
Findings – It has been demonstrated that ECEM can be effectively used to describe e-commerce quality approaches. ECEM also facilitates the structured representation and storage of quality evaluation results. It is recommended that ECEM metadata be encoded using the eXtensible markup language (XML); thus, a corresponding XML schema has been produced.
Originality/value – Metadata about resources' quality has been developed
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