This guide will give you:
Metadata is used to find and describe digital objects in a digital collection. Metadata elements are like the fields in an online library catalog, and much like an online catalog can be used to retrieve information from databases, like the DRC.
It's data about data. More specifically, metadata is a vocabulary that consists of elements or tags that are used to describe a variety of materials including: books, web pages, journal articles, data sets, images, digital exhibitions, and physical objects.
Examples of everyday metadata:
Use this guide to assist you in brushing up on your metadata information or if you are new to the metadata world.