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How to choose and describe metadata

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We created this guide to help you improve the quality of your metadata and thereby ensure your data gets reused. Inside, you will find:

  • An anecdote to illustrate the importance of metadata
  • A list of 20 common metadata attributes recommended by international standards
  • 7 golden rules for describing your metadata
  • A table summarizing the metadata attributes, their purpose, their formats, and best practices for describing them, whether or not they are mandatory

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