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Metadata Guide

Information on how to collect and maintain your metadata

Metadata Services at Hunt Library


The Metadata Specialist is available for consultations to help you start a new project, improve your metadata quality and consistency, and learn more about what metadata can do for you. 

We provide support for…


  • Reviewing project requirements and identifying metadata standards which best describe and enhance your research
  • Selecting appropriate controlled vocabularies to improve consistency in your project
  • Establishing workflows


  • Analyzing metadata and recommending transformation strategies to conform with project guidelines
  • Cleaning and validating your metadata to improve standardization and consistency
  • Inform on non-MARC metadata design, structure, workflows and standards to coordinate best practices across University Libraries.
  • Training and workshop opportunities


  • Recommending standards that encourage access, interoperability, and reuse
  • Identifying suitable repositories to connect your data to other research in your field
  • Exploring emerging trends in metadata, such as linked data, metadata harvesting, and automated creation.