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Toward an emerging principle of linking socially-constructed metadata. / Alemu, Getaneh; Stevens, Brett; Ross, Penny; Chandler, Jane.

In: Journal of Library Metadata, Vol. 14, No. 2, 01.06.2014, p. 103-129.

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Alemu, Getaneh ; Stevens, Brett ; Ross, Penny ; Chandler, Jane. / Toward an emerging principle of linking socially-constructed metadata. In: Journal of Library Metadata. 2014 ; Vol. 14, No. 2. pp. 103-129.

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