Definitions Edit

A metadata schema

defines a framework for representing metadata. In general it includes definition of terms used in the schema, structural constraints and data structure definitions, and bindings to physical description syntax.[1]
[is] structured sets of elements intended to describe and enable exchange of information resources of specific areas of endeavor, specified sorts of material, or certain information environments. A schema may define fields, rules of entry, controlled vocabularies, structure, encoding, and other parameters.[2]

References Edit

  1. Geoarchiving Glossary (full-text).
  2. ARSC Guide to Audio Preservation, Glossary, App. B, at 227.

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