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What metadata should I require?


  • Dublin Core Metadata Initiative (DCMI) [Link]

"The Dublin Core Metadata Initiative, or "DCMI", is an open organization supporting innovation in metadata design and best practices across the metadata ecology."

  • Library of Congress: PREservation Metadata Implementation Strategies (PREMIS) [Link]


  • Caplan, Priscilla. “Understanding PREMIS.” Library of Congress PREMIS Website. 2009. [Link]
  • Gilliland-Swetland, Anne. “Introduction to Metadata: Setting the Stage,” Getty Research Institute, Online Edition. Version 2.1. [Link]

"Like metadata itself, the realm of online resources is constantly and rapidly evolving. Much has changed in the digital information landscape.... [This text is] intended to give a general introduction to metadata and to explain some of the key tools, concepts, and issues associated with using metadata to build authoritative, reliable, and useful digital resources."

  • NISO Press. "Understanding Metadata." 2004. [Link]

This resource discusses what metadata is, what metadata does, types of structures, and popular metadata schemes. It provides a good overview and introduction into the use of metadata.

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