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RDF Standards for e-Library Services: A Study of Metadata Standards and Protocols
S. Machendranath1* and Umesha Naik2
1University Librarian I/c. University of Agricultural Sciences, Raichur, Karnataka, India 2Department of Library and Information Science, Mangalore University, Mangalagangothri, Mangalore - 574 199, Karnataka, India
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Metadata is data about data. Metadata standards, protocols and tools are now a part of information processing and dissemination tools. The structured information used to aid identification, description, management and location of resources and also may include physical resources. The Resource Description Framework (RDF) is an infrastructure that enables the encoding, exchange and reuse of structured metadata and focusing on simple resource description for discovery. In this article author highlights the importance of metadata, its standards, protocols, tools available on the internet. These tools and standards are varying from discipline to discipline. This article also focus and different subjects and areas of specific functions and its use for the web developers and managers.

Keywords: Metadata, e-resources, e-Tools, e-Services, Standards, Web Services, WSDL
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How to cite this article:

Machendranath, S.  and Umesha Naik. 2016. RDF Standards for e-Library Services: A Study of Metadata Standards and Protocols.Int.J.Curr.Res.Aca.Rev. 4(3): 238-246
doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.20546/ijcrar.2016.403.026
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