Metadata for Digital Images

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Introduction

Metadata for Digital Images is of two types: Administrative and Descriptive.

Administrative Metadata consists of information about the acquisition, access restrictions, provenance, preservation and treatment decisions for a digital image.

Descriptive Metadata, also called intellectual or access metadata, supports discovery and identification of the images for users or researchers. Title, creator, scanner, date of creation, etc. are examples of descriptive metadata.

Metadata should be embedded in the object and the elements should be listed in the process manual. Ideally, the following fields must be included in the cataloging:

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The content of this page was developed following the recommendations of the E-MELD working groups and the Electronic Text Center.

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