Mark E. Phillips: DPLA Metadata Fun: Compression as a measure of data quality

The past week had the opportunity to participate in an IMLS-funded workshop about managing local authority records hosted by Cornell University at the Library of Congress. It was two days of discussions about issues related to managing local and aggregated name authority records. This meeting got me thinking more about names in our digital library metadata both locally (at UNT) and in aggregations (DPLA).
It has been a while since I worked on a project with the DPLA metadata dataset that they provide for bulk download so I figured it was about time to grab a copy and poke around …read more

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