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Metadata Standards

Metadata is necessary for the long term long term preservation and interoperability of digital objects. The Center for Digital Initiatives is committed to the creation of high quality metadata that adheres to national and international standards. Metadata formats are selected based on the format that is most appropriate for the materials being described.

The CDI currently supports the following standards:

Descriptive metadata standards

Metadata Object Description Schema (MODS)
UVM data dictionary [PDF]
Dublin Core (DC)
UVM data dictionary [PDF]

Structural metadata standards

Metadata Encoding and Transmission Standard (METS)

Markup languages

Encoded Archival Description (EAD)
UVM data dictionary [PDF]
Text Encoding Initiatve (TEI)
UVM template for transcribing letters [XML]