Metadata for Data Management: A Tutorial

Metadata Standards / Schema

Many schemas have taken on the name of the organization that developed them and are known primarily by the acronym of that organization. Consequently, the naming convention in this section is to present the acronym by which the standard is known followed by its meaning in parentheses.

Selecting a standard or schema does not obligate you to use it to its fullest extent.  Refer to the previous section, Recommended Minimum Metadata Elements, for guidance.

General Purpose Schema

Science Schema

Geospatial Schema

Social Science Schema

Humanities Schema