Report: Choosing metadata standards

How to find the right standard for your collection

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In the second report of our series, “Metadata for mere mortals,” librarian Erin Antognoli examines key considerations organizations should take when choosing to employ metadata standards such as:

  • The different information needs of the community of users.
  • The data elements required to accurately describe the collection.
  • The types of metadata standards—general subject or subject-specific standards.

Selecting the metadata standard that best reflects the content of your collection and the needs of the community that will use the data is a weighty decision. The process should involve a series of questions that helps you identify which FAIR principles are most important and leads you to a well-thought out decision on the standard.

Yassir Abdullah

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