Annual Metadata Maintenance Guide

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=== Have the metadata standard(s) and/or metadata tools evolved? ===
=== Have the metadata standard(s) and/or metadata tools evolved? ===
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* Are there new features that could help document your data better?  
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* Are there '''new features''' that could help document your data better?  
=== Interoperability ===
=== Interoperability ===
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* Are there ways to re-using  metadata programmatically?  
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* Are there ways to '''re-using''' metadata programmatically?  
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* Distributing metadata with data data download?
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* '''Distributing metadata''' with data data download?
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* Providing links to metadata for more information from data distribution sources?
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* '''Providing links to metadata''' for more information from data distribution sources?
=== Related Projects and Communities ===
=== Related Projects and Communities ===
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* Are there expectations and guidance available from projects and communities?
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* Are there '''expectations and guidance''' available from projects and communities?
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* Is the metadata content compatible with projects and communities?
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* Is the metadata content '''compatible''' with projects and communities?
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* Are there other projects and communities that the metadata can be a part of?
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* Are there '''other projects and communities''' that the metadata can be a part of?

Revision as of 09:23, 11 September 2012

Contents

Review Content

  • Do all of your archive holdings have metadata?
  • Are URLs up-to-date?
  • Are contacts, phone numbers and emails up-to-date?
  • Are keywords still up-to-date?
  • When was the metadata last updated or reviewed?

How well does the metadata describe the resource?

  • Is the scope of the metadata granular enough to describe the resource?
  • Is quality and data history included?
  • Does the distribution link take users to that data access page?

Have the metadata standard(s) and/or metadata tools evolved?

  • Are there new features that could help document your data better?

Interoperability

  • Are there ways to re-using metadata programmatically?
  • Distributing metadata with data data download?
  • Providing links to metadata for more information from data distribution sources?

Related Projects and Communities

  • Are there expectations and guidance available from projects and communities?
  • Is the metadata content compatible with projects and communities?
  • Are there other projects and communities that the metadata can be a part of?
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