Metadata Quality Guidelines
Metadata provides the primary means for accessing the wide variety of materials accessible in DLESE. Creating robust and quality metadata records requires knowledge of:
It is very important that DLESE have consistent, high-quality metadata produced in a time-efficient manner and by cost-effective methods. This is a requirement and ensures records that are effective and efficient to support library services. This document provides guidelines and checklists to help in the generation of metadata records. It describes:
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.
These guidelines provide interpretation of criteria within the DLESE Accessioning and Deaccessioning Policy. These guidelines are the responsibility of the Collections Committee.
The guidelines are a result of direct work experiences with collections builders, the DLESE metadata workshop in March 2004 and the DLESE quality workshop in October 2004.
Last updated: 1-11-05