Box files are used for storing the data actually in the archive.Bordner files are used for storing (together with the bbox for thearchive) bounding information about the various files in an archive, andfor sharing metadata with clients. Revisions are stored in a Revisescheme. Metadata is stored in records associated with images andboxes.
Publishers typically request very little in terms of publishing details whensubmitting a provisional version of an article to a magazine, journal, orpublisher. This results in extremely little metadata. The averagejournal may keep a little information on the author, address of therevisions and the venue if it publishes the article and a few more bits ofinformation about the person submitting the article. Technically thisinformation is metadata. However, it is often virtually ignoredbecause in practice very little is done to ensure that the metadatainformation makes it into the final publication. Sometimes even though theinformation is available to the journal, the magazine, or researcher, it isnot made available when the article is published. The result is that users need to spend time sifting through the abstract to find any relevant information, or go to commercial,sometimes public sources to get the information they need (6).
The major concern for publishers is that deadlines are being missed. It is notenough to have information on a potential author for a short-termproject. For longer projects, such as an editorially significant work, itis not enough to have had such information during the research process.The information must be timely. Of course, if the original designer ofthe map is still alive, the information may be copied from his latestbusiness card or from the manuscript of the book he is currently editing.Issues with the contribution to the book or journal follow thesame pattern. The publisher is often reluctant to make major changes,such as adding an author or changing the citation of a reference in lightof the time required to adjust the information. Even less likely is thatthe author or a colleague would want to lose an important publication.Since the publisher has set the deadline, deadlines for getting theinformation must be met, but they tend to be very rigid. Most publishersare under pressure to deal with the data in their archives. d2c66b5586