Metadata Templates

Metadata is descriptive information that is essential for creating access to digital items like your audio recordings. Maine Contemporary Archives use the Dublin Core Metadata Element Set, a widely adopted standard for describing digital items. For more information, visit:

This kit includes a blank Dublin Core Metadata Template, as well as a template with explanations about how to use each Dublin Core element. By providing this descriptive information, you will help others discover and make use of your recording!

Please note, Dublin Core provides flexibility in describing digital items:

  • You do not need to use every element provided in this template.
  • Each element is repeatable (for example, if your recording has multiple creators or subjects).