Cedars Guide to Preservation Metadata (Curl Exemplars in Digital ARchives)
The Cedars Guide to Preservation Metadata gives a broad overview of the functional and information models defined in the Reference Model for an Open Archival Information System (OAIS)
and describes the main elements of the Cedars outline preservation
metadata specification. It includes a brief look at related metadata
initiatives, make some recommendations for future work and comment on
Metadata Reference Guide (Metadata Advisory Group of the MIT Libraries)
Guide to selected metadata standards, including Dublin Core, EAD, METS.
Metadata Resources Guide (Government of Alberta, Canada)
This Guide was developed to assist in the development of metadata
standards for the Government of Alberta. The Guide covers major
metadata resources and is organized by subject, including an
introduction to metadata, overview of international initiatives,
background information, current awareness resources, standards, major
metadata schemas and listservs.
PREMIS (PREservation Metadata: Implementation Strategies) Working Group (OCLC/RLG)
PREMIS working group, jointly sponsored by OCLC and RLG, was composed
of international experts from institutions that had developed or were
currently developing digital preservation capacity. The objectives of
PREMIS are to develop a core preservation metadata set, supported by a
data dictionary, with broad applicability across the digital
preservation community and to identify and evaluate alternative
strategies for encoding, storing, and managing preservation metadata in
digital preservation systems.
Preservation Metadata (Preserving Access to Digital Information (PADI))
An overview of the topic of preservation metadata and includes links to key articles and whitepapers.
Standards at the Library of Congress (Library of Congress)
to key resource description formats (eg MARC, MODS, EAD), digital
library standards (eg METS, MIX, PREMIS), and information resource
retrieval protocols (eg Z39.50).