Must support the kind of browsing and searching we want to offer.
Should conform to existing standards / best practice (cf APSR, DLF, NSDL etc.)
Must be able to be exposed for OAI harvesting (via crosswalk to Dublin Core if necessary).
METS as the overall container for all metadata relating to an object - for exchange purposes, in particular.
For a good summary of the issues, see: http://rubric.edu.au/RUBRIC_Toolkit/docs/Metadata.htm
RUBRIC also has a useful Guide to Entering Metadata.
One schema to cover all types of objects?
OR Different schemas for different objects? Is this possible? Does deposit workflow only allow for DC?
Upgrading by administrators from DC to richer schema - how does this work?
Crosswalks between schemas
Possible descriptive schemas:
- Simple Dublin Core
- Qualified Dublin Core
- VRA Core
Administrative and File metadata:
Should largely be generated by the DigiTool software as part of the ingest and deposit workflows?
Should cover: technical details about object; rights information; preservation data; provenance data etc.