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Southeastern NY Library Resources Council
What is metadata?
"Metadata is structured information that describes, explains, locates, or otherwise makes it easier to retrieve, use, or manage an information resource." -- (NISO, Understanding Metadata, 2004)
Metadata Basics & Best Practices
New York Heritage Data Dictionary
New York Heritage Metadata Dictionary
This metadata dictionary was designed for institutions contributing materials to New York Heritage. It includes descriptions, best practices, and examples for each collection metadata element. It also provides guidelines on institution level metadata, a glossary, and helpful links to controlled vocabulary resources.
Dublin Core Metadata
Dublin Core Basics
Dublin Core is the metadata schema used by New York Heritage. This links to the Dublin Core Metadata Initiative's (DCMI) website. It provides some basic introductions to metadata generally, and more specifically to Dublin Core.
Dublin Core Metadata Element Set
Dublin Core is comprised of unique 15 data elements -- Creator, Contributor, Publisher, Title, Date, Language, Format, Subject, Description, Identifier, Relation, Source, Type, Coverage, and Rights. This document describes each element and what information it covers in more detail.
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