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Chapter 3. Components

Theodore Gerontakos


Chapter 3 of Library Technology Reports (vol. 57, no. 6), “Components,” explains that metadata application profiles (MAPs) have four components: the application, entities, properties, values. When an application requires a MAP, entities are the things described. Arguably the main purpose of a MAP is to identify properties describing entities. Properties have values also described by a MAP. MAP components are familiar to metadata professionals, but MAP contents have changed, largely due to the increasing adoption of linked-data practices.

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