|Domain-specific markup languages and descriptive metadata: their functions in scientific resource discovery|
In: Encontros Bibli: Revista Eletrônica de Biblioteconomia e Ciência da Informação. Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina: Santa Catarina. ISSN 1518-2924
Metadata; Markup languages; Scientific resource
While metadata has been a strong focus within information professionals’ publications, projects, and initiatives during the last two decades, a significant number of domain-specific markup languages have also been developing on a parallel path at the same rate as metadata standards; yet, they do not receive comparable attention. This essay discusses the functions of these two kinds of approaches in scientific resource discovery and points out their potential complementary roles through appropriate interoperability approaches.