Metadata best practices
Metadata provides the primary means for accessing the wide variety of materials accessible in DLESE. Creating robust metadata records requires knowledge of:
This document, developed with input from the community and DLESE metadata specialists, provides guidelines and checklists to help in the generation of metadata records that are effective and efficient for library use. This document describes:
Metadata quality guidelines
Cataloging best practices
Currently, the cataloging best practices are in a separate document and cover only a limited number of metadata fields. For these fields, the cataloging best practices provide:
Individual record checks
These checks are performed on metadata records.
Guidelines and best practices information
The DLESE Collections Accessioning Taskforce provides oversight for all guidelines and best practices.
The guidelines are a result of direct work experiences with collections builders and the DLESE metadata workshop in March 2004.
Last updated: 4-08-04