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The Metadata Manual by Ingrid Schneider, Amy Jackson, Rebecca Lubas

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Foreword

The Metadata Manual provides readers with an excellent, concise, and practical workbook for understanding and creating metadata for digital cultural heritage collections. It introduces readers to the meaning and history of metadata, different metadata languages or schemas, and metadata quality control and interoperability. It includes in one easy-to-reference volume the names and definitions of metadata elements from the Dublin Core and VRA schemes, allowing users to work directly from this volume.

In contrast to other books on the topic, this manual especially targets support staff, volunteers, and students involved in metadata creation. It focuses on giving quick, non-technical answers to common questions, especially for beginners. ...

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