News about Metadata 2nd ed.

Zeng, M. L. and J. Qin. (2016). Metadata. 2nd ed. Chicago: ALA-Neal-Schuman. Table of contents is available at

May 11, 2017: Metadata 2nd ed. was named a 2017 CHOICE Outstanding Academic Title



January 2017: by Miraglia, Elizabeth. Library Resources & Technical Services, Jan 2017, Vol. 61 Issue 1, p64-65, 2p.

October 2016: by Sheila Hayes. Book Reviews, p. 360-361.

October  2016: by J. G. Matthews. Choice,  p. 194.

November 2016: by Sheila Intner. Technicalities, 36(6):  22-23.

June 2016: by Betty J. Glass. Library Journal, p.. 110.

May 2016: by Karen Muller.  American Libraries, p. 61.

Comments from reviews (from Facet Publishing):

“This revision of Zeng and Qin’s benchmark textbook offers a refreshed look at the metadata schemas that exist in the world of library, archive, and museum (LAM) communities…Part I provides an excellent and thorough introduction to the standards, principles, and vocabularies. It helpfully and clearly distinguishes between the different types of metadata standards, which in my experience are frequently confused by colleagues.” –Archifacts

“The second edition of this book represents much more than a serviceable update  to the first edition, published in 2008. Zeng and Qin have significantly revised their thinking about metadata construction, application, usability, and sustainability. As a result, the current edition of this seminal resource represents a radical and necessary shift to a richer, more comprehensive analysis of metadata and its uses…A core reference work for all professionals and advanced students interested in the subject of metadata.”   –CHOICE

“The writing is engaging and memorable, especially when considering the technical nature of the subject matter. Visual learners will also appreciate the numerous illustrations, examples, and tables. No practitioner could ever hope to master every concept herein, but careful readers will undoubtedly feel their horizons expanding.”    –ARBA

Review of the previous edition:

“This book is to be recommended without hesitation…it deserves a wide audience.”  –Journal of Documentation

“An excellent textbook on metadata for learning and teaching…the present textbook can become a valuable tool for both learners and teachers as well as for young professionals in the area of digital information.”   —HEAICS

“The book is sufficiently thorough to serve as a ready reference for those working on a digital library project…the authors have produced a very useful work.” –Australian Academic and Research Libraries

“This book is certainly a useful addition to the shelves of students and researchers in the digital library field.” –Ariadne