Specific standards and metadata schema

Universal standards.

DC (Dublin Core)

DC
http://purl.org/metadata/dublin_core

DC element set
http://purl.org/metadata/dublin_core_elements

ISBD (International Standard for Bibliographic Description)

ISBD (International Standard for Bibliographic Description) standards for specialised resources.  Downloadable guides to all the IFLA resource cataloguing standards for general, antiquarian, electronic, cartographic, continuing, monographic, non-book, printed music and serial materials
http://www.ifla.org/node/900

MARC (Machine Readable Cataloguing format)

MARC 21 (Machine Readable Cataloguing for the 21st century)
http://lcweb.loc.gov/marc/marcdocz.html

MARC XML (Machine Readable Cataloguing in eXtensible Mark-up Language)
http://www.loc.gov/marc/marcxml.html

METS (Metadata Encoding and Transmission Standard)

Library of Congress METS tutorial
http://www.loc.gov/standards/mets/

Library of Congress’ suggested further reading on METS
http://www.loc.gov/standards/mets/news100306.html

A JISC-funded technical report on METS
http://tinyurl.com/JISC-METS

MODS (Metadata Object Description Standard)

MODS
http://www.loc.gov/standards/mods

A JISC-funded report on MODS
http://tinyurl.com/JISC-ModsReport

ONIX (ONline Information eXchange)

ONIX 
http://www.editeur.org/onix.html

RDA (Resource Description and Access)

RDA
http://www.rda-jsc.org/rda.html

See the RDA section of this website for a more comprehensive list of RDA links.

TEI (Text Encoding Initiative)

TEI
http://www.tei-c.org

Agricultural information metadata standards

FAO agricultural metadata standards
http://www.fao.org/aims/tools_meta.jsp

Archival resource description schema

EAD (Encoded Archival Description)

Library of Congress EAD tutorial
http://www.loc.gov/ead

Society of American Archivists guide to EAD
http://www.archivists.org/saagroups/ead/

 

Educational resource description schema

GEM (Gateway to Education Materials)
http://www.cen-ltso.net/main.aspx?put="215&AspxAutoDetectCookieSupport=1

Visual resource description schema

MIX (NISO Metadata for Images in XML)
http://www.loc.gov/standards/mix

VRA Core (Visual Resource Association Core)http://www.vraweb.org/projects/vracore4/index.html

Preservation metadata

Day, M., (n.d.). Preservation metadata.
 http://www.digitalpreservationeurope.eu/preservation-training-materials/files/vilnius-metadata-new.ppt
(MS PowerPoint, 1.03 MB)

Preserving Access to Digital Information - National Library of Australia.

http://www.nla.gov.au/padi/topics/32.html

Digital Curation Centre - a hub of open access preservation reference materials

http://www.dcc.ac.uk/resources/curation-reference-manual/completed-chapters/preservation-metadata

Fay, R. (2010). Semantic Web, cataloging, & metadata (presentation)

http://www.slideshare.net/robinfay/semantic-web-cataloging-metadata

Freeman, D.A.  (2010).  Focus on metadata: understanding the Semantic Web: bibliographic data and metadata (blog post and link to book chapter)

http://www.alatechsource.org/blog/2010/01/focus-on-metadata-understanding-the-semantic-web-bibliographic-data-and-metadata.html