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metadata best practices, Dublin Core, digital projects, preservation


This document is intended to serve as a flexible and enduring reference guide for anyone creating and/or inputting metadata, either in the present or in the future. Both the best practices and metadata templates are adaptable to different projects. These tools were created with the understanding that good metadata make materials accessible; our recommendations provide for a common understanding of how descriptive metadata fields will be used, ordered, and formatted in order to 1) enable users to successfully search, identify and locate digital resources; and 2) ensure the quality and consistency of metadata across our collections.

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Binghamton University Libraries

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