The purpose of the Objects metadata framework is to describe name-value pairs. That is, the object is listed and then described. The object is also categorized in a broad library areas and more specific topics. This mainly a metadata framework used internally by the DLESE Program Center and is not for general use. Some examples of use include frequently asked questions and glossary terms for the DLESE website.
All other metadata not included as required metadata is considered optional/suggested/robust metadata. Some examples include:
Tool support to create required metadata
There is no direct cataloging tool support for the framework.
The framework is XML schema-based with strong data typing and some controlled vocabularies to support efficient and effective browsing, search and discovery. The XML schema and sample XML records provide the technical structure and view of the framework. See the current framework XML documents.
Currently, these can only be seen directly in XML. Please see the Framework XML section above.
Last updated: 11-11-03