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Glossary of Information Governance Terms

DESCRIPTIVE METADATA
  1. Context:
    Metadata


    Definition:
    Metadata that supports the discovery of an object.


    Example:


    Source:
    Dublin Core Metadata Initiative


  2. Context:
    Metadata


    Definition:
    Metadata that is available for informational purposes only (such as comments and notes fields) and is not actively used by an electronic records management system to support or trigger automated records management processes.


    Example:


    Source:
    National Archives of Australia - Glossary of records management terms


    URL:
  3. Context:
    Metadata


    Definition:
    Metadata used to identify and describe collections and related information resources


    Example:
    Cataloging records Finding aids Differentiations between versions Specialized indexes Curatorial information Hyperlinked relationships between resources Annotations by creators and users


    Source:
    Introduction to Metadata, 2nd Edition, Getty Research Institute


See also

ADMINISTRATIVE METADATA
METADATA
STRUCTURAL METADATA
TECHNICAL METADATA
USE METADATA