At 07:43 PM 12/9/2002 +0100, you wrote:
>Does the "Digital Audio-Visual Preservation Prototyping Project" have worked
>on MPEG-7 metadatas ?
>MPEG-7 claim to be compatible with Dublin Core, SMPTE Metadata Dictionary
>see : http://mpeg.telecomitalialab.com/standards/mpeg-7/mpeg-7.htm
I don't know if anyone at LC has been working within the MPEG-7 community.
While MPEG-7 is a remarkable achievement, a great deal of its usefulness
derives from its flexibility and extensibility. To be honest, from my
I'd like a little less flexibility and extensibility when defining
for a digital library resource. And the fact that MPEG-7 defines extensions to
the XML Schema language presents an additional difficulty for using it within
METS. So, I'd rather see a video-specific technical metadata extension schema
for METS developed, basically something like LC's existing schema, but based
on existing standards work, like SMPTE's.
>MPEG-7 addresses many different applications in many different environments,
>which means that it needs to provide a flexible and extensible framework for
>describing audiovisual data. Therefore, MPEG-7 does not define a monolithic
>system for content description but rather a set of methods and tools for the
>different viewpoints of the description of audiovisual content. Having this
>in mind, MPEG-7 is designed to take into account all the viewpoints under
>consideration by other leading standards such as, among others, TV Anytime,
>Dublin Core, SMPTE Metadata Dictionary, and EBU P/Meta. These
>standardisation activities are focused to more specific applications or
>application domains, whilst MPEG-7 has been developed as generic as
>possible. MPEG-7 uses also XML as the language of choice for the textual
>representation of content description, as XML Schema has been the base for
>the DDL (Description Definition Language) that is used for the syntactic
>definition of MPEG-7 Description Tools and for allowing extensibility of
>Description Tools (either new MPEG-7 ones or application specific).
>Considering the popularity of XML, usage of it will facilitate
>interoperability with other metadata standards in the future.
Digital Library Development Team Leader
Elmer Bobst Library, New York University
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New York, NY 10012
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