H1. Metadata Best Practices and Guides

Dublin Core Metadata Best Practices Version 2.1.1, September 2006 CDP Metadata Working Group) Last access: February 13, 2012.

This document provides guidelines for creating metadata records for digitized cultural heritage resources that are either born digital or have been reformatted from an existing physical resource, such as photographs, text, audio, video, three-dimensional artifacts, etc.


Introduction to Metadata, Online Edition, Version 3.0, 2008 (Tony Gill, Anne J. Gilliand, Maureen Whalen, and Mary S. Woodley, J. Paul Getty Trust) Last access: February 13, 2012.

An online publication devoted to metadata, its types and uses, and how it can improve access to digital resources.


Metadata Best Practices, December 2008 (Loyola Marymount University Digital Library Program) Last access: February 13, 2012.

This document provides guidelines for creating metadata records for digital objects.


Metadata Best Practices Version 1.0, September 2009 (University of Colorado Digital Library) Last access: February 13, 2012.

This document offers an introduction to metadata, provides links to resources containing more information, and describes the required and recommended elements for collections in the CU Digital Library.


RUBRIC Toolkit: Entering Metadata: Guides and Tools for Repositories, 2007 (CAUL Australasian Institutional Repository Support Service) Last access: February 13, 2012.

These guidelines are aimed toward institutions participating in the Minnesota Digital Library and are directed at creating metadata for photographs, documents, and maps.


RLG Best Practice Guidelines for Encoded Archival Description, 2002 (Research Libraries Group) Last access: February 13, 2012.

This set of guidelines intends to facilitate interoperability of resource discovery, offer researchers the full benefits of XML in retrieval and display, and contribute to the evolution of EAD standard.


Understanding Metadata, 2004 (NISO) Last access: February 13, 2012.

This is an introduction to metadata, metadata standards and creation of metadata