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ISO 23081: Metadata for Records

Date added 14 May 2007
Last edited 11 November 2009

Full Title

ISO 23081: Records Management Processes - Metadata for Records


ISO 23801 provides a framework for the use, creation and management of records management metadata, which complies with the requirements of the international standard ISO 15489: Information and Documentation - Records Management.

ISO 23801 does not define a mandatory set of records management metadata for implementation, as the different circumstances of an organisation and the regulatory and legislative operative frameworks will have different specific requirements.

Instead the standard assesses a number of existing metadata sets and their suitability for ISO 15489 compliance, and addresses their ability to support business and records management processes.

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Description and Representation Information

Standard Frameworks

Digital Archive Standards
Electronic Records Management Standards

Standard Type

Metadata Structure Standards

Current Version

ISO 23081 is made up of 2 parts. See Alternative Current Versions below.

Further Information


Alternative Current Versions

Previous Version

Referenced Standards

ISO/IEC 11179 (all parts), Information Technology - Metadata Registries (MDR)