Creating and Manipulating Metadata

Enriching object descriptions and standardising records.
Tool Implementation Cost Platform Installation User interface API
Colectica desktop applications
  • Download
  • Free
  • Purchase
  • Win
  • Simple
  • GUI
  • No
Curator's Workbench
  • Download
  • Free
  • Lin
  • Mac
  • Win
  • Complex
  • GUI
  • No
DataUp
  • Web Service
  • Free
  • N/A
  • Web
  • Yes
ICA-AtoM
  • Download
  • Free
  • Lin
  • Mac
  • Win
  • Simple
  • Web
  • Yes
Nesstar
  • Download
  • Free
  • Subscription
  • Lin
  • Win
  • Complex
  • GUI
  • Web
  • Yes
PREMIS in METS Toolbox
  • Web Service
  • Free
  • Lin
  • Mac
  • Win
  • N/A
  • Web
  • No
RightField
  • Download
  • Free
  • Lin
  • Mac
  • Win
  • N/A
  • GUI

The Colectica platform includes a set of desktop applications for creating, viewing, and editing DDI metadata.

The Curator’s Workbench is a tool that automates and streamlines the process of preparing collections of digital materials for submission to a repository.

DataUp is a tool that assists researchers in reviewing, documenting, sharing and archiving their tabular data, especially Microsoft Excel spreadsheets.

ICA-AtoM allows organisations to create standards-based descriptions of their archival holdings and subsequently publish them to the World Wide Web.

The Nesstar suite is an online publishing platform for organisations wishing to share datasets both internally and with the wider web.

The PREMIS in METS Toolbox is a browser-based application which supports the implementation of PREMIS in the METS container format.

RightField is an open-source tool for adding ontology term selection to Excel spreadsheets. RightField uses a 'Template Creator' to create semantically aware Excel spreadsheet templates. These Excel templates are then reused by scientists to collect and annotate their data, without any need to understand, or even be aware of, RightField or the ontologies used. The project’s slogan is “Semantic data annotation by stealth.”