Metadata: Software & Tutorials

Instructions for Customizing CONTENTdm Metadata Template

This tutorial may be found as a webpage here, and is also available as a video or PDF file.

OCLC Dublin Core Metadata Tutorial

OCLC has a simple PowerPoint based metadata tutorial available here.

Selected Metadata Schemas

Anglo-American Cataloging Rules, 2nd Edition (AACR2)

Cataloguing Cultural Objects (CCO)

Categories for the Description of Works of Art (CDWA)

Conceptual Reference Model (CRM)

Describing Archives: A Content Standard (DACS)

Dublin Core Metadata Initiative (DCMI)

Encoded Archival Description (EAD)

Functional Requirements for Bibliographic Records (FRBR)

International Press Telecommunications Council (IPTC)

ISAD(G) (General International Standard Archival Description)

Machine-Readable Cataloging (MARC 21)

Metadata Encoding & Transmission Standard

Metadata Object Description Schema (MODS)

MPEG-7 (Moving Pictures Expert Group)

MPEG-21 (Moving Pictures Expert Group)

Open Archives Initiative Protocol for Metadata Harvesting (OAI-PMH)


Resource Description and Access (RDA)

Text Encoding Initiative (TEI)

VRA Core

Selected Controlled Vocabulary Resources

Art & Architecture Thesaurus

Cultural Objects Name Authority

Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names

Global Legal Information Network (GLIN) Subject Terms

Library of Congress Authorities

Library of Congress: Thesaurus for Graphic Materials I (Subject Terms)

Library of Congress: Thesaurus for Graphic Materials II (Genre & Physical Characteristic Terms)

Moving Image Genre-form Guide

National Agricultural Thesaurus

Rare Books and Manuscripts Section (RBMS) Controlled Vocabularies

Union List of Artist Names

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