Data Architecture Working Group: Useful Links

Administrative Metadata Sources

February 19, 2003
rev. September 15, 2003 rb

METS: Metadata Encoding and Transmission Standard
METS does not specify technical metadata elements; it only mandates that METS-compliant administrative metadata covers these four areas:
  • Technical metadata
  • Source Metadata
  • Rights Metadata
  • Digital Provenance Metadata
NISO Z39.87-2002 Data Dictionary - Technical Metadata for Digital Still Images [PDF]
MIC Core Data Element Registry (includes technical metadata)
Introduction to Metadata: Pathways to Digital Information
AC-Administrative Components - Dublin Core DCMI Administrative Metadata
Library Technology Reports, September-October 2002 - "Metadata Standards"
Access via EBSCO (VALE)
Content Standard for Digital Geospatial Metadata (CSDGM) / Federal Geographic Data Committee (FGDC)
IMS Learning Resource Meta-Data Information Model, version 1.2.1 final specification
Draft Standard for Learning Object Metadata (IEEE/LOMS) [PDF]
Metadata Object Description Schema (MODS)
A Metadata Framework to Support the Preservation of Digital Objects (a report by the OCLC/RLG Working Group on Preservation Metadata) [PDF]

Administrative Metadata: Rights

Table of core metadata elements for Library of Congress digital repository development
viewed 20030915
Draft METS rights metadata
viewed 20030915
California Digital Library [PDF]
Digital object standard: metadata, content and encoding
viewed 20030915

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