My Fair Metadata: Cataloging Legal Deposit Ebooks at the National Library of France

TitreMy Fair Metadata: Cataloging Legal Deposit Ebooks at the National Library of France
Type de publicationArticle de revue
Année de publication2016
AuteursMathilde Koskas, Sophie Derrot
JournalCataloguing & Classification Quaterly
Volume54
Numéro8
Pagination583-592
Date de publication2016/10/21
ISSN0163-9374
Mots clésbooks; catalogers; cataloging; electronic books; experimental
Résumé

French law on digital legal deposit covers websites and online content as well as ebooks. It imposes no obligation to produce a bibliography, indexing being sufficient. But despite their innovative characteristics, ebooks are still books, and their metadata is closer to that of printed materials than to the web indexing. To set up an ebook deposit workflow, the BnF benefits from its experience with digital documents and its tradition of legal deposit. This is to present the questions that it faces when dealing with the cataloging of ebooks and the management of their metadata, and the solutions that are emerging.

DOI10.1080/01639374.2016.1240130