Definitions Edit

Descriptive metadata

[is] basic information elements, such as creator, title, date, contents, subject, and genre, for identifying and discovering resources.[1]
provides information about the intellectual or artistic content of an object and may also contain data describing the physical attributes of the object. Descriptive metadata supports specific user tasks, such as discovery and identification of content.
[is] [m]etadata that identifies a resource and describes its intellectual content for purposes such as discovery and identification.[2]

References Edit

  1. ARSC Guide to Audio Preservation, Glossary, App. B, at 225.
  2. NDSA Glossary.

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