Metadata Guidelines for Digital Resources at Texas A&M University Libraries
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These guidelines were written to help TAMU partners create high quality metadata for digital collections deposited in the repository at TAMU Libraries. The goal is to ensure an acceptable level of consistency and completeness of metadata across all collections in the repository in order maximize their potential for discovery for the TAMU community. These guidelines were also written to help Digital Initiatives personnel at TAMU Libraries to map metadata to appropriate fields in Dublin Core and MODS, the two most commonly used schema within the TAMU repository. The guidelines, as they are currently written, address metadata elements that may be recorded for ALL digital collections within the repository, regardless of whether they consist of text, still images, video, or any other type of content. It is likely that specific formats may require additional metadata than what is currently described in this document. More specific guidelines for various formats may be added to this document in the future. It should be noted that this document is a work in progress and will continue to be revised and expanded upon.
Ho, Jeannette; Stokes, Charity Kay (2019). Metadata Guidelines for Digital Resources at Texas A&M University Libraries. Available electronically from
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