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Metadata Creation

Brief guide that explores the topic of metadata: What are metadata? What kinds of metadata are there? What is the process of creating metadata?


Baca, M., & Getty Research Institute. (2008). Introduction to metadata. Los Angeles, CA: Getty Research Institute. Link:

  • Setting the stage / Anne J. Gilliland

  • Practical principles for metadata creation and maintenance

Dublin Core Metadata Initiative. (2012). Dublin Core Metadata Element Set, Version 1.1. Link:

NISO Framework Advisory Group. (2007). A framework of guidance for building good digital collections. Bethesda, MD: NISO Press. Link:

  • Metadata (pages 63-85)

Riley, J. (2017). Understanding metadata: What is metadata and what is it for? Baltimore, MD: National Information Standards Organization (NISO). Link:

Metadata Practice Exercise