Annual Metadata Maintenance Guide

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=== How well does the metadata describe the resource? ===
=== How well does the metadata describe the resource? ===

Revision as of 09:37, 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 reviewed and last updated?

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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