An Assessment of Google Books’ Metadata

Date
2012-02-28
Authors
James, Ryan
Weiss, Andrew
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Publisher
Taylor and Francis
Abstract
This article reports on a study of error rates found in the metadata records of texts scanned by the Google Books digitization project. A review of the author, title, publisher, and publication year metadata elements for 400 randomly selected Google Books records was undertaken. The results show 36% of sampled books in the digitization project contained metadata errors. This error rate is higher than one would expect to find in a typical library online catalog.
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Keywords
Google Books, metadata, electronic books, digital library
Citation
Journal of Library Metadata 12(1) 2012
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