Kilda - Library metadata into linked data
The key duties of the project are:
- The putting into practice of new description rules for RDA through Finnish translation of the rule text, guidelines, training and conversions.
- Publication of the National Metadata Thesaurus as linked data.
- Introduction of operator IDs.
- Reform of the National Library’s description expert services.
- Creation of a joint name information service information model for libraries, archives and museums.
Goal and tasks
The project aims to promote the transfer of library metadata into linked data by putting the revision of the international description into use in Finland. At the core of the project is the implementation of the international RDA (Resource Description and Access) standard in Finland. In addition to the RDA description standard, identifiers, information and concept models, as well as thesauri are key development areas in the creation of linked data.
The project aims to consolidate National Library’s role and responsibility as a developer, coordinator and provider of guidelines of descriptive metadata. During the project, description cooperation with archives and museums will also be developed.
Revision of description aims at creating internationally compatible metadata, better usability of descriptive metadata in information networks and improved metadata production efficiency and quality.
Libraries, museums and archives
The project organisation comprises:
- Steering group
- Project group
- Work package -specific working groups
- Follow-up groups
The project manager is responsible for the implementation of the project. The head of the project is the project owner.
The Kilda project is a continuation of the RDA project implemented in 2011–2013, which focused on the translation of RDA rules.
The project focuses on a few areas to be changed in description: description rules, concept models, identifiers, name information, linked metadata and description expert services. Description change is also promoted by the Melinda and Finto projects of the National Library of Finland.