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Metadata

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The UCF Libraries provides services to help you to manage your data and project information before you begin your research and throughout the research life cycle. Metadata Services offers the following service packages:

Metadata Consultation

We can assist in fulfilling the metadata requirements as specified in the funding agencies' guidelines, and provide researchers consultation on:

For more information on metadata and its related topics, please go to UCF Libraries Metadata Guide. For an overview about creating data management plan, please refer to UCF Libraries Data Management Guide.

Metadata Creation & Application

We can assist in creating, generating, editing and enriching metadata for your publications, images and datasets that are deposited in the library’s content management systems including CONTENTdm, DigiTool and SobekCM. We can offer authority control for certain fields in your datasets to facilitate data indexing and retrieval and data sharing and access. We can also help with enhancing metadata for your online journal hosting. Please refer to Digital Collection Hosting services to choose a system to store your data.

  • The UCF Libraries' CONTENTdm currently stores images, manuscripts, university archival materials and other digital collections. It supports metadata schema such as qualified Dublin Core, Visual Resources Association (VRA) Core element and Encoded Archival Description (EAD) standards and also accepts locally defined elements.
  • The State University Libraries of Florida’s DigiTool presently hosts local history and culture heritage materials at the library archives and special collections. It supports Dublin Core, Metadata Object Description Schema (MODS), MarcXML and Metadata Encoding and Transmission Standard (METS).
  • SobekCM currently stores Special Collection materials such as the Digital Library of Caribbean. It also supports Dublin Core, MODS, MarcXML and METS.

Each of these systems support Dublin Core, the most widely used metadata standard for web and digital resources, which allows greater interoperability. Subject specific and local information fields can be mapped to certain fields in a schema that the system supports, if applicable.

If a researcher prefers datasets to be stored in a domain-specific repository, the library can assist in identifying data repositories to store your data. A list of data repositories can be found at Databib.org, a Registry of Research Data Repositories.

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