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Metadata Standard

Anita Coleman, Asst. Prof.
School of Information Resources &
Library Science, University of
Arizona, Tucson


Metadata - A Dictionary Definition

What is Metadata?

Another Definition

Process of Metadata Creation

[Metadata Framework to Metadata Record Diagram]

Content standard - Conceptual (elements of description)
Encoding standard - Container (markup or container scheme)
elements of description - embedded, associated, or external
Levels of Data - Controlled vocabularies or free-text
Rules governing metadata elements, Inputting Guidelines.

Invisible Work

Metadata Standards/Frameworks


Benefits of Metadata

Focus on Learning Objects

Metadata for Education Initiatives