Metadata Standards


The PREMIS (Preservation Metadata: Implementation Strategies) Data Dictionary defines a set of metadata that most repositories of digital objects would need to record and use in order to preserve those objects over the long term.


A specification that provides a vocabulary to interchange provenance information.

QuDEx - Qualitative Data Exchange Format

A qualitative data exchange model for the archiving and interchange of data.

Use Cases

Open Archives Inititative

Develops and promotes interoperability standards that aim to facilitate the efficient dissemination of content.

PROV Implementation Report

A list of the implementations and usage of the PROV specifications.