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Metadata Basics

Resources & Tools

Selected Resources

Print resources available at UT Libraries or nearby libraries.

Basics of Metadata by Kathryn Lybarger and Kopana Terry

Introductory video on the fundamentals of metadata that answers common questions and provides many examples.

Beyond MARC: Metadata Standards for Digital Resources by Bruce Fulton

Lecture on XML metadata standards, including Dublin Core, METS, MODS, EAD, PREMIS, and ONIX with demonstrations of OAI-PMH metadata harvesting.


Best Practices

Current Literature

If you would like to move beyond the basics, consult these library & information science, computer science, and business databases for a wealth of current literature on metadata. 

If you are involved in metadata creation or management, you may also need to know more about copyright and licensing, or various platforms and tools available in UT Libraries' Data Lab.  

Services available at UT Libraries and on campus.

Selected Tools

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