Metadata Collections & QA

Premier Quality Guidelines


When resources are judged to have a demonstrable impact on geoscience learning, they are eligible to become premier resources in DLESE. This document describes some of the criteria and methods to make such judgments. All resource require fields testing over the following areas:

1. Usability

Field testing in usability includes

2. Pedagogical effectiveness

Field testing in regards to pedagogical effectiveness means

3. Potential to inspire or motivate student learning

Field testing in regards to inspirational or motivational for student learning means



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 work by DLESE quality workshop in October 2004.


Last updated: 1-11-05