Managing the information that gives your collections meaning, not as an end in itself but to record and retrieve what is known about your objects. Most museums create some kind of structured catalogue record for each object, or group of objects, either on computer or cards. Such records give an at-a-glance summary of key facts and they can be indexed so you can find information when you need it.
CDWA is a set of guidelines for the description of art, architecture, and other cultural works. It represents common practice and advises best practice for cataloging, based on surveys and consensus building with the user community. It is arranged in a framework to which existing art information data structures may be mapped and new data modeling may be referenced.
Making sure you have the basic information to be accountable for the objects in your care, and tackling the backlog if you do not. Use this procedure to check you have the basic information to be accountable for the objects in your care.
This standard provides general guidance for the preparation of archival descriptions. It is to be used in conjunction with existing national standards or as the basis for the development of national standards.
Encoded Archival Description (EAD) is an XML standard for encoding archival finding aids.
MARC is a standard designed to be a carrier for bibliographic information about printed and manuscript textual materials, computer files, maps, music, continuing resources, visual materials, and mixed materials. MARC 21 is the current version.
Managing and recording the creation of images and other kinds of reproduction of objects, including digital copies. The procedure helps you manage the results by linking information about reproductions and the original items they depict.
The Europeana Publishing Framework makes it easy for Europeana’s data partners to see how the quality of the metadata and content they provide affects how Europeana can surface, showcase and promote it on Europeana Collections and beyond, and how others can view it, share it and work with it.
The Europeana Data Model (EDM) is a RDF standard for structuring the data that Europeana ingests, manages and publishes.
Managing the intellectual property rights and data protection rights associated with objects, reproductions and information. Copyright is the commonest of the ‘intellectual property rights’ you may need to deal with, but there are others (including publication rights, trademarks, patents and designs). You can also use this procedure to manage the data protection rights that may be associated with photographs of living people in some circumstances.
International Image Interoperability Framework (IIIF), provides standardised APIs (application programming interfaces) and support for doing so. It help implementors to describe and present images in a way that more users can find and access them.
This resource provides an overview of metadata, including its types, roles, and characteristics; a discussion of metadata as it relates to web resources; and a description of methods, tools, standards, and protocols for publishing and disseminating digital collections.
The Dublin Core Metadata Element Set is a small set of vocabulary terms that can be used to describe digital resources (video, images, web pages, etc.), as well as physical resources such as books or CDs, and objects like artworks.
LIDO is an XML harvesting schema. The schema is intended for delivering metadata, for use in a variety of online services, from an organization’s online collections database to portals of aggregated resources, as well as exposing, sharing and connecting data on the web. It is not intended to be used as a basis for a collection management system or to support loan and acquisition activities.
An extension of Dublin Core for biology, and especially biodiversity, data. It defines a set of terms that are used to retain meaning as data is shared across different platforms.
METS is an XML schema for encoding descriptive, administrative, and structural metadata regarding items within a digital library.
METS is an XML schema for a bibliographic element set may be used for a variety of purposes, and particularly for library applications.