What is metadata? Metadata at its simplest is data about data. Descriptive, technical, administrative and preservation metadata is added to digital objects to enable users to find assets relevant to their research needs. Good metadata promotes the discovery of quality resources in the digital environment.
Digital Library Services staff is available to answer questions, consult on best practices or teach you how to create good metadata. Our areas of expertise include:
- Linked Open Data
- Metadata schema
- Standards and controlled vocabularies
- Crosswalks and mapping
- Cataloging multimedia
Metadata guidance for data management provided by Data Services staff.