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Metadata Guide

Information on how to collect and maintain your metadata


Print resources available at CMU Libraries or nearby libraries.

Basics of Metadata by Kathryn Lybarger and Kopana Terry

Introductory video on the fundamentals of metadata that answers common questions and provides many examples.

Beyond MARC: Metadata Standards for Digital Resources by Bruce Fulton

Lecture on XML metadata standards, including Dublin Core, METS, MODS, EAD, PREMIS, and ONIX with demonstrations of OAI-PMH metadata harvesting.



Best Practices

Current Literature

(Coming soon!)


If you are involved in metadata creation or management, you may also need to know more about copyright and licensing, or various platforms and tools available in UT Libraries' Data Lab.  

Services available at UT Libraries and on campus.