Choosing a Metadata Standard For Resource Discovery

Resource discovery metadata is an essential part of any digital resource. If resources are to be retrieved and understood in the distributed environment of the World Wide Web, they must be described in a consistent, structured manner suitable for processing by computer software. There are now many formal standards. They range from simple to rich formats, from the loosely structured to the highly structured, and from proprietary, emerging standards, to international standards.

Last reviewed: 
23 February, 2012