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Comment #00332 - citation v full text not binary: rich metadata - rp-19-201x_ODI_draft_for_comments_final.pdf (revision #2)

Comment 332
New (Unresolved)
NISO RP-19-201x, Open Discovery Initiative: Promoting Transparency in Discovery (draft for comments) (Revision 2)
Comment Submitted by
Melissa Belvadi
2013-10-25 06:00:59

On page 2, under Purpose, the text suggests that libraries need to know whether the content is represented by "whether they are indexed in full text, by citations only, or both;" - this dichotomy is missing an important third option, "citation with rich metadata".  Some discovery services seem to think that the bare citation (eg just the info that would be included in an APA style bibliography) is enough, but many librarians place considerable extra value on having not only the abstract (which is not by normal language considered included in the term "citation") but also extended subject indexing.  If the whole point of this project is to help librarians compare products, we need to know which non-full text content is represented by minimal citations versus rich metadata records.

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