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DESCRIPTION: The resources listed on this page are general metadata resources having application to legal information. For metadata resources specifically designed for legal information, see the METADATA: LEGAL section of this Website. In addition, most of the resources listed on this page deal with descriptive or structural metadata. For resources on knowledge representation (controlled vocabularies, authority files, thesauri, ontologies, etc.) see the KNOWLEDGE REPRESENTATION section of this Website.

TITLE: Metadata Reference Guide.
IDENTIFIER: http://libraries.mit.edu/guides/subjects/metadata/
PUBLISHER: MIT Libraries

TITLE: Metadata Tools.
IDENTIFIER: http://www.oclc.org/programs/events/2008-05-08.htm
DESCRIPTION: This is a page of links to presentations on metadata tools, from the "RLG Programs Metadata Tools Forum" held at Boston Public Library in May 2008.

TITLE: AACR2: Anglo-American Cataloguing Rules.
EDITION: 2nd ed., 2002 revision
PUBLISHER: ALA Editions
DATE: 2002 & 2005 supplement
IDENTIFIER: Description only: http://www.alastore.ala.org/detail.aspx?ID=2264

TITLE: ABC Ontology and Model.
IDENTIFIER: Schemas: http://metadata.net/harmony/Results.htm;
Description by Carl Lagoze & Jane Hunter: http://metadata.net/harmony/JODI_Final.pdf
PUBLISHER: The Harmony Project of the International Digital Libraries Initiative

TITLE: AGLS Metadata Element Set.
IDENTIFIER: http://www.naa.gov.au/records-management/create-capture-describe/describe/AGLS/index.aspx
PUBLISHER: National Archives of Australia.
DESCRIPTION: This is a descriptive metadata schema for government information.

TITLE: AIF: Argument Interchange Format.
IDENTIFIER: http://x-opennet.org/aif/outputs.php

TITLE: ALA ALCTS Committee on Cataloging: Description & Access.
IDENTIFIER: http://www.libraries.psu.edu/tas/jca/ccda/index.html
PUBLISHER: American Library Association, Association for Library Collections & Technical Services

TITLE: AML: Argument Markup Language.
IDENTIFIER: http://araucaria.computing.dundee.ac.uk/argument.dtd
PUBLISHER: University of Dundee, Department of Applied Computing

TITLE: AUTOCAT Listserv.
IDENTIFIER: http://listserv.syr.edu/archives/autocat.html

TITLE: Cataloger's Desktop.
IDENTIFIER: http://www.loc.gov/cds/desktop/index.html
CREATOR: Library of Congress
DESCRIPTION: Contains most LC cataloging resources other than LC Classification and LC Subject Headings

TITLE: Cataloging Futures Blog.
IDENTIFIER: http://www.catalogingfutures.com/

TITLE: Classification Web.
IDENTIFIER: http://www.classificationweb.net/
CREATOR: Library of Congress
DESCRIPTION: Includes LC Classification and LC Subject Headings

TITLE: Compendium XML DTD.
IDENTIFIER: http://compendium.open.ac.uk/developers/os_documentation.php
PUBLISHER: Compendium Institute
DESCRIPTION: Compendium includes an XML DTD for marking up arguments

TITLE: CONSER.
IDENTIFIER: http://www.loc.gov/acq/conser/
PUBLISHER: Library of Congress, Program for Cooperative Cataloging

TITLE: Describing Archives: A Content Standard (DACS).
IDENTIFIER: Description: http://www.archivists.org/catalog/pubDetail.asp?objectID=1279
PUBLISHER: Society of American Archivists
DATE: 2004.

TITLE: Dublin Core Collections Application Profile.
IDENTIFIER: http://dublincore.org/groups/collections/ (scroll down)
PUBLISHER: Dublin Core Metadata Initiative
DESCRIPTION: This is a profile for describing collections of resources. The profile is consistent with the Dublin Core Abstract Model

TITLE: Dublin Core Metadata Initiative.
IDENTIFIER: http://www.dublincore.org/

TITLE: EAC: Encoded Archival Context.
IDENTIFIER: http://www.iath.virginia.edu/eac/
PUBLISHER: EAC Working Group

TITLE: EAD: Encoded Archival Description.
IDENTIFIER: http://www.loc.gov/ead/
PUBLISHER: LC and Society of American Archivists

TITLE: e-GMS: e-Government Metadata Standard.
IDENTIFIER: http://www.govtalk.gov.uk/schemasstandards/metadata.asp
PUBLISHER: United Kingdom. Cabinet Office, Office of the e-Envoy.

TITLE: EPUB.
DESCRIPTION: Also known by the file extension .epub, and consisting of: Open Publication Structure (OPS), Open Packaging Format (OPF), and Open Container Format (OCF).
IDENTIFIER: http://www.openebook.org/specs.htm
PUBLISHER: IDPF: International Digital Publishing Forum (formerly the Open eBook Forum)
DESCRIPTION: Open eBook Publication Structure (OEB), is the predecessor of OPS

TITLE: ETD-MS: An Interoperability Metadata Standard for Electronic Theses and Dissertations.
IDENTIFIER: http://www.ndltd.org/standards/metadata/
PUBLISHER: Networked Digital Library of Theses and Dissertations

TITLE: FAST: Faceted Application of Subject Terminology.
IDENTIFIER: http://www.oclc.org/research/projects/fast/default.htm
PUBLISHER: OCLC

TITLE: FRAD: Functional Requirements for Authority Data.
IDENTIFIER: http://www.ifla.org/VII/d4/wg-franar.htm (scroll to bottom of page)
PUBLISHER: IFLA Cataloguing Section
DESCRIPTION: FRAD currently covers only names and titles. Subjects are to be covered by FRSAR, described below.

TITLE: FRBR: Functional Requirements for Bibliographic Records.
IDENTIFIER: http://www.ifla.org/VII/s13/frbr/
PUBLISHER: IFLA Cataloguing Section

TITLE: FRSAR: Functional Requirements for Subject Authority Records.
IDENTIFIER: http://www.ifla.org/VII/s29/wgfrsar.htm
PUBLISHER: IFLA Cataloguing Section

TITLE: GEM: Gateway to Educational Materials Metadata Schemas.
IDENTIFIER: http://www.thegateway.org/about/documentation/schemas/
PUBLISHER: Gateway to Educational Materials (GEM) Consortium

TITLE: GILS: Government Information Locator Service Use Attributes.
IDENTIFIER: Archived version

TITLE: IEEE-LOM (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers-Learning Object Metadata).
IDENTIFIER: http://ltsc.ieee.org/wg12/
PUBLISHER: IEEE Learning Technology Standards Committee, Working Group 12: Learning Object Metadata

CREATOR: IFLA Cataloguing Section.
IDENTIFIER: http://www.ifla.org/VII/s13/index.htm
DESCRIPTION: Includes links to ISBD, FRBR, FRANAR, FRSAR

CREATOR: IFLA FRSAR (Cataloguing Section Working Group on Functional Requirements for Subject Authority Records).
IDENTIFIER: http://www.ifla.org/VII/s29/wgfrsar.htm

TITLE: IMLS DCC Collection Description Metadata Schema.
IDENTIFIER: http://imlsdcc.grainger.uiuc.edu/CDschema_overview.asp
CONTRIBUTOR: U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services & University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
DESCRIPTION: This is a schema for describing collections of resources

TITLE: ISBD: International Standard Bibliographic Description.
IDENTIFIER: http://www.ifla.org/VII/s13/pubs/cat-isbd.htm
PUBLISHER: IFLA Cataloguing Section

TITLE: JSON: JavaScript Object Notation.
IDENTIFIER: http://www.json.org/

TITLE: LC Authorities.
IDENTIFIER: http://authorities.loc.gov/
PUBLISHER: Library of Congress
DESCRIPTION: This is an authority file for names, titles, and subjects (Library of Congress Subject Headings).

TITLE: LC-AV: Library of Congress Audiovisual Metadata.
IDENTIFIER: http://www.loc.gov/rr/mopic/avprot/metsmenu2.html
PUBLISHER: Library of Congress.
DESCRIPTION: This is an application of METS to audiovisual materials.

TITLE: LC Standards.
IDENTIFIER: http://www.loc.gov/standards/
PUBLISHER: Library of Congress
DESCRIPTION: Lists many metadata standards maintained or used by LC

CREATOR: LC Working Group on the Future of Bibliographic Control.
IDENTIFIER: http://www.loc.gov/bibliographic-future/
PUBLISHER: Library of Congress
DESCRIPTION: Includes links to final report and official responses

TITLE: LEXS: Logical Entity eXchange Specifications.
IDENTIFIER: http://j.mp/koeKG.
CONTRIBUTOR: U.S. Department of Justice.
DESCRIPTION: "Logical Entity eXchange Specifications (LEXS) defines a common format in which information can be shared. The most commonly used elements form the foundation upon which practitioners can build specialized extensions to suit individual communities. LEXS 3.1 is based on NIEM 2.0."

TITLE: Linked Data Resources.
IDENTIFIER: http://linkeddata.org/

TITLE: MADS: Metadata Authority Description Schema.
IDENTIFIER: http://www.loc.gov/standards/mads/
PUBLISHER: Library of Congress

TITLE: MARC Standards.
IDENTIFIER: http://www.loc.gov/marc/
PUBLISHER: Library of Congress

TITLE: METS: Metadata Encoding & Transmission Standard.
IDENTIFIER: http://www.loc.gov/standards/mets/
PUBLISHER: Library of Congress and Digital Library Federation

TITLE: MODS (Metadata Object Description Schema).
IDENTIFIER: http://www.loc.gov/standards/mods/
PUBLISHER: Library of Congress

TITLE: MPEG: Moving Picture Experts Group.
IDENTIFIER: MPEG-7: http://www.chiariglione.org/mpeg/standards/mpeg-7/mpeg-7.htm;
MPEG-21: http://www.chiariglione.org/mpeg/standards/mpeg-21/mpeg-21.htm
PUBLISHER: MPEG: Moving Picture Experts Group

TITLE: NIEM: National Information Exchange Model.
IDENTIFIER: http://www.niem.gov.
CONTRIBUTOR: U.S. Department of Justice and U.S. Department of Homeland Security.
DESCRIPTION: This is an information exchange model for courts, justice administration, and homeland security.

TITLE: NISO IMG: NISO Technical Metadata for Digital Still Images.
IDENTIFIER: Click here for full text.
PUBLISHER: ANSI/NISO.

TITLE: NISO MIX: NISO Metadata for Images in XML.
IDENTIFIER: http://www.loc.gov/standards/mix/.
PUBLISHER: NISO; Library of Congress.
DESCRIPTION: This is "an XML schema for a set of technical data elements required to manage digital image collections."

TITLE: NZGLS (New Zealand Government Locator Service) Metadata Element Set.
IDENTIFIER: http://www.e.govt.nz/standards/nzgls/standard/
PUBLISHER: Archives New Zealand

TITLE: OAI-ORE (Open Archives Initiative Object Reuse and Exchange).
IDENTIFIER: http://www.openarchives.org/ore/
PUBLISHER: Open Archives Initiative

TITLE: OAI-PMH (Open Archives Initiative Protocol for Metadata Harvesting).
IDENTIFIER: http://www.openarchives.org/pmh/
PUBLISHER: Open Archives Initiative

TITLE: OAIster.
IDENTIFIER: http://www.oaister.org/
DESCRIPTION: Union catalog of digital resources in open access repositories.

TITLE: OCLC Bibliographic Formats and Standards.
IDENTIFIER: http://www.oclc.org/us/en/bibformats/default.htm
CREATOR: OCLC

TITLE: OLAC: Open Language Archives Community Metadata Schema.
IDENTIFIER: http://www.language-archives.org/OLAC/metadata.html
PUBLISHER: Open Language Archives Community

TITLE: ONIX for Books.
IDENTIFIER: http://www.editeur.org/onix.html
PUBLISHER: EDItEUR, Book Industry Communication, and the Book Industry Study Group

TITLE:Open Container Format (OCF).
RELATION: See EPUB

TITLE:Open eBook Publication Structure (OEB).
RELATION: See EPUB

TITLE:Open Packaging Format (OPF).
RELATION: See EPUB

TITLE:Open Publication Structure (OPS).
RELATION: See EPUB

TITLE: OpenURL ContextObject Format.
IDENTIFIER: http://alcme.oclc.org/openurl/docs/pdf/z39_88_2004.pdf
PUBLISHER: National Information Standards Organization; OCLC.
DESCRIPTION: This is a descriptive metadata schema for information resources described using OpenURLs.

TITLE: OWL Web Ontology Language.
IDENTIFIER: http://www.w3.org/2007/OWL/wiki/OWL_Working_Group
PUBLISHER: World Wide Web Consortium

TITLE: PREMIS (Preservation Metadata Implementation Strategies).
IDENTIFIER: http://www.loc.gov/standards/premis/
CONTRIBUTOR: Library of Congress, OCLC, Research Libraries Group

TITLE: Preservation Metadata Resources.
IDENTIFIER: http://www.aallnet.org/committee/lipa/metadata.asp
CREATOR: Janice Snyder Anderson, LIPA

TITLE: PRISM: Publishing Requirements for Industry Standard Metadata.
IDENTIFIER: http://www.idealliance.org/industry_resources/intelligent_content_informed_workflow/prism
CREATOR: IDEAlliance
DESCRIPTION: PRISM includes the PRISM Specification, the PRISM Aggregator Message (PAM) Schema/DTD, and the PRISM Usage Rights Specification

TITLE: RDA: Resource Description & Access.
IDENTIFIER: http://www.rdaonline.org/.

TITLE: RDF: Resource Description Framework.
IDENTIFIER: http://www.w3.org/RDF/ ; Primer at http://www.w3.org/TR/rdf-primer/
PUBLISHER: World Wide Web Consortium

TITLE: RDFa: Resource Description Framework.
IDENTIFIER: Specification: http://www.w3.org/TR/rdfa-syntax/ ;
Primer at http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml-rdfa-primer/.
PUBLISHER: World Wide Web Consortium.
DESCRIPTION: "RDFa is a specification for attributes to express structured data in any markup language."

TITLE: RLG Renovating Descriptive & Organizing Practices.
IDENTIFIER: http://www.oclc.org/programs/ourwork/renovating/default.htm
PUBLISHER: OCLC RLG Programs

TITLE: RSLP Collection Description.
IDENTIFIER: http://www.ukoln.ac.uk/metadata/rslp/
INSTITUTIONS: UKOLN and Research Support Libraries Programme
DESCRIPTION: This is a schema for describing collections of resources

TITLE: RSS: Real Simple Syndication, or Rich Site Summary, or RDF Site Summary.
IDENTIFIER: http://www.rssboard.org/rss-specification.
PUBLISHER: RSS Advisory Board.
DESCRIPTION: This is a publishing format for metadata describing frequently updated Web resources, such as blogs.

TITLE: Semantic Web Resources.
IDENTIFIER: http://semanticweb.org/

TITLE: Statement of International Cataloguing Principles.
IDENTIFIER: http://www.ifla.org/VII/s13/icp/ICP-2009_en.pdf
CREATOR: IFLA IME ICC Planning Committee.
DESCRIPTION: This is document is intended to be a revision of the Paris Principles.

TITLE: SWAP: Scholarly Works Application Profile.
IDENTIFIER: http://www.ukoln.ac.uk/repositories/digirep/index/Eprints_Application_Profile.
PUBLISHER: JISC Digital Repositories Programme.
RELATION:REPLACES: EAP: Eprints Application Profile.
DESCRIPTION: This is an application profile of the Dublin Core descriptive metadata schema, for scientific or scholarly research texts.

TITLE: Text Encoding Initiative (TEI).
IDENTIFIER: http://www.tei-c.org/index.xml

TITLE: UCore: Universal Core.
IDENTIFIER: http://www.defenselink.mil/cio-nii/initiatives/ucore.shtml.
PUBLISHER: U.S. Department of Defense, Chief Information Officer.
DESCRIPTION: UCore, created by agencies of the U.S. Government, "enables information sharing by defining an implementable specification (XML Schema) containing agreed upon representations for the most commonly shared and universally understood concepts of Who, What, When, and Where."

TITLE: ULEX.
IDENTIFIER: http://www.ucore.gov/.
PUBLISHER: U.S. Department of Defense; U.S. Department of Justice.
DESCRIPTION: "ULEX serves as a messaging framework for both DOJ's LEXS and DoD's UCore." -- private communication to the author.

TITLE: Virtual International Authority File (VIAF).
IDENTIFIER: http://www.oclc.org/research/projects/viaf/
CONTRIBUTOR: Library of Congress, Deutsche Nationalbibliothek, Bibliothèque nationale de France, and OCLC

TITLE: VRA Core.
IDENTIFIER: http://www.vraweb.org/projects/vracore4/
CREATOR: Visual Resources Association, Data Standards Committee

TITLE: WorldCat.org.
IDENTIFIER: http://www.worldcat.org/advancedsearch
PUBLISHER: OCLC.

TITLE: XML Resources.
IDENTIFIER: http://www.w3.org/XML/
PUBLISHER: World Wide Web Consortium

TITLE: XMP: Extensible Metadata Platform.
IDENTIFIER: http://www.adobe.com/products/xmp/.
PUBLISHER: Adobe Systems Incorporate.

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