beginning of the project, in early 1994, WWW.HR has been gathering
links of Web sites specifically related to Croatia. It grew to
the biggest, and the most complete directory of Croatian Web sites.
In 15 main categories and 382 subcategories there are more then
6200 Websites (June 2001). WWW.HR also offers short info on Croatia,
covering national history, economics, sports, art and culture,
As well as in the rest of the World Wide Web, searching, and recovering
the useful information from the Web-based directory has emerged
as the main problem. Using metadata is one way to deal with it.
in creating and maintaining WWW.HR directory, along with those
gathered by Croatian Search Service (CROSS), served as guidelines
for CARNet's recommendation to use metadata in Croatian Webspace.
WWW.HR will once again lead by example, and as the first step
in implementing that recommendation in our pages, metadata information
according to the Dublin Core Metadata specification was added
to the pages with short information about Croatia.
In this paper,
introducing metadata in the pages about Croatia, and especially
in the directory will be discussed as a way of enabling better
search capabilities and thus adding value to this information