4.1 Information Resource Description
MODS (Metadata Object Description Schema)
MODS includes a subset of MARC fields and uses language-based tags rather than numeric ones, in some cases regrouping elements from the MARC 21 bibliographic format. MODS is expressed using the XML schema language of the World Wide Web Consortium.
4.2 Cultural Objects and Visual Resources
- Categories for the Description of Works of Art (CDWA)
http://www.getty.edu/research/conducting_research/standards/cdwa/index.html A standard for describing works of art, architecture, groups of objects, and visual and textual surrogates.
- VRA Core Categories version 3.0
For creating records to describe works of visual culture as well as the images that document them.
- VRA Core Categories version 4.0
- Learning Object Metadata (LOM)
Schema: IEEE 1484.12.1-2002, 15 July 2002.
LOM_1484_12_1_v1_Final_Draft.pdf (PDF file)
Focuses on the minimal set of attributes needed to allow learning objects to be managed, located, and evaluated. Learning Objects are defined here as any entity, digital or non-digital, which can be used, re-used or referenced during technology supported learning.
4.4 Archives and Preservation
- EAD (Encoded Archival Description) DTD
A standard for encoding archival finding aids using Extensible Markup Language (XML).
- PREMIS (Preservation Metadata: Implementation Strategies)
Data Dictionary for Preservation Metadata
Defines “core” set of preservation metadata elements, with supporting data dictionary, applicable to a broad range of digital preservation activities
- The INDECS project
The <indecs> metadata framework: Principles, model and data dictionary
Created to address the need, in the digital environment, to put different creation identifiers and their supporting metadata into a framework where they could operate side by side, especially to support the management of intellectual property rights. The main focus of <indecs> is the use of what is commonly (if imprecisely) called content or intellectual property.
- ONIX (Online Information Exchange)
Built on the <indecs> Framework, developed and maintained by EDItEUR jointly with book industries.
The ONIX for Books Product Information Message is the international standard for representing and communicating book industry product information in electronic form. It has elements to record a wide range of evaluative and promotional information as well as basic bibliographic and trade data.
- The Friend of a Friend (FOAF)
- the foaf project homepage: http://www.foaf-project.org/
The FOAF project is based around the use of machine readable Web homepages for people, groups, companies, etc. The "FOAF vocabulary" provides a collection of basic terms that can be used in these Web pages.
Representing vCard Objects in RDF/XML
- This note specifies a Resource Description Framework (RDF) expression that corresponds to the vCard electronic business card profile defined by RFC 2426 [VCARD].
4.7 Geospatial Data
- Content Standards for Digital Geospatial Metadata (CSDGM)
A standard for supporting the collection and processing of geospatial metadata. It is intended to be useable by all levels of government and the private sector.
- MPEG-4 and MPEG-7 for Audio and Video (ISO/IEC standards developed by MPEG (Moving Picture Experts Group))
A standard for multimedia of the fixed and mobile web.
A standard for description and search of audio and visual content.
= Multimedia Content Description Interface
4.9 An expanded list of metadata element sets and application profiles -- see next page